Simple Peach Caprese Salad Recipe

Simple Peach Caprese Salad Recipe

This simple peach caprese salad recipe is the perfect healthy summer appetizer. Made with peaches, fresh mozzarella, and fresh basil, get the recipe now.

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This simple peach caprese salad recipe is a fresh, flavorful twist on a classic summer appetizer. 

A caprese salad is a traditional Italian appetizer that consists of fresh tomato slices, fresh basil, buffalo mozzarella, and a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil. It often has balsamic vinegar drizzled over as well. 

While I LOVE the classic version, this peach caprese salad recipe is one of my all-time favorites. 

Now, before you go and make this recipe, know that there’s one critical key to getting the best flavor: don’t go cheap on your ingredients.

I’m talking in-season, ripe peaches, fragrant fresh basil, juicy fresh mozzarella, good-quality olive oil, and a thick balsamic glaze. 

>>Want a tomato appetizer? Check out my Simple Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Salad!

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Quick and easy to make.
  • Beautiful presentation.
  • Filled with fresh summer flavors. 
  • Perfect for brunch or dinner parties. 
Drizzling olive oil over simple peach caprese salad

Ingredients Used to Make Simple Peach Caprese Salad 

As with most traditional Italian recipes, the key to a really good caprese salad is using just a handful of high quality ingredients. Here’s what you’ll need to make this peach version: 

  • Fresh peaches: Ideally you want your peaches just ripe enough to be juicy, but not so ripe that the edges are getting too soft and mealy. I like using yellow peaches, but white ones work too. Nectarines would also work. 
  • Buffalo mozzarella: You can use small mozzarella balls or slice a larger one into small pieces. 
  • Fresh basil: Fresh from the garden, or a plant in your kitchen, is best, but any fresh basil will work. Do NOT use dried basil. 
  • Balsamic glaze: For a little extra sweetness (and for presentation), I like using balsamic glaze. While you can make your own, you can also buy it online. If you don’t care about getting that thick texture for presentation purposes, you can also just drizzle your salad with a good-quality balsamic vinegar. 
  • Extra-virgin olive oil: Again, don’t go cheap! I recommend using a California-based extra-virgin olive oil, like this one online. You can also use an infused olive oil. I’ve used an orange-infused one before with good results. 

What is buffalo mozzarella? 

Buffalo mozzarella is mozzarella cheese that’s made from the milk of Italian water buffalo (not to be confused with bison that we have in the United States). 

While fresh cow’s milk mozzarella will work as well in this recipe, if you can find true buffalo mozzarella, I highly recommend spending a little extra. 

Compared to cow’s milk mozzarella, buffalo mozzarella is creamier, softer, more flavorful. 

You can typically find it in specialty cheese shops and Italian markets. I’ve also found it at Whole Foods. 

Simple Peach Caprese Salad recipe with fresh basil

How to Make a Healthy Peach Caprese Salad 

  1. Slice your peaches and arrange them on a plate. 
  2. Add small buffalo mozzarella balls on top or slices of large fresh mozzarella. 
  3. Add fresh basil. 
  4. Drizzle with balsamic glaze and extra-virgin olive oil. 
  5. Eat! 

How to make a homemade balsamic glaze 

Also known as balsamic reduction, balsamic glaze is super easy to make at home. 

Simply place 1 cup of balsamic vinegar in a small saucepan over medium heat. Once it’s simmering, stir in 2 tablespoons of honey, raw cane sugar, or brown sugar. 

Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for about 10 minutes, or until the mixture has reduced by half. You’ll know it’s ready when it’s thick and slowly pours off of a spoon. 

Remove the glaze from the heat and use immediately. To store, allow the glaze to cool completely and store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 month. 

Frequently asked questions for making this Peach and Fresh Mozzarella Salad 

Can you make fresh peach caprese salad ahead of time? 

Yes, but only a few hours ahead. I don’t recommend having it sit around longer than that before serving as the oil will sink to the bottom and the peaches and basil won’t look as fresh.

How do you store the leftovers? 

Place any leftovers in an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 3 days. 

Can you use other cheeses besides buffalo mozzarella? 

Yes, you can use fresh cow’s milk mozzarella. You could also use burrata. 

What can you use in place of the basil? 

For a flavor-twist, mint is a delicious substitute for basil in caprese salads. 

More healthy peach recipes to try 

Can’t get enough peaches? Here are some more healthy peach recipes to try out: 

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Simple Peach Caprese Salad

This simple peach caprese salad recipe is the perfect healthy summer appetizer. Made with peaches, fresh mozzarella, and fresh basil, you’ll love this recipe! .
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Healthy Peach Caprese Salad Recipe, Peach and Mozzarella Salad
Servings: 2
Calories: 147kcal
Author: The Healthy Toast

Ingredients

  • 1 large yellow peach sliced thin
  • 2 ounces fresh mozzarella small balls or sliced into small pieces
  • Few fresh basil leaves
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic glaze
  • ½ tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

Instructions

  • On a serving plate, add sliced peaches. Scatter mozzarella and basil on top. Drizzle with balsamic glaze and extra-virgin olive oil. Enjoy!

Notes

Nutrition for ½ the recipe: 147 calories, 8 grams of fat (3 grams saturated), 12 grams of carb, <0.5 grams of fiber, 5 grams of protein

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13 Comments

  • rika Avatarrika3 months ago

    I love caprese salad because it’s so simple and easy to make. Your peach version looks so yummy!

    • The Healthy Toast AvatarThe Healthy Toast3 months ago

      Right? They’re so quick to put together, yet are always a hit!

  • Shashi AvatarShashi3 months ago

    So love this twist on caprese – such a fantastic way to enjoy fresh peaches!!

    • The Healthy Toast AvatarThe Healthy Toast3 months ago

      Thanks Shashi!

  • Shashi AvatarShashi3 months ago

    So love this twist on caprese – such a fantastic way to enjoy fresh peaches!

  • Nart at Cooking with Nart AvatarNart at Cooking with Nart3 months ago

    This salad looks super refreshing. Bookmarking for when I’m able to get peaches here. I’ll also have to find out whether I can get buffalo mozzarella because I’d definitely want the creamier cheese.

    • The Healthy Toast AvatarThe Healthy Toast3 months ago

      If you have a Whole Foods near you they usually have it! I’ve also heard that some Trader Joe’s carry it, but I don’t have one that’s super close to my house. Hope those peaches come in soon 😉

  • Elaine AvatarElaine3 months ago

    Fantastic salad recipe that is just perfect for this time of the year! Just what I wanted to do with the peaches that I have lol

    • The Healthy Toast AvatarThe Healthy Toast3 months ago

      So glad you enjoyed the recipe Elaine!

  • Sharon AvatarSharon3 months ago

    This salad is just what your summer is calling for! Plus it’s so simple to make too.

    • The Healthy Toast AvatarThe Healthy Toast3 months ago

      Exactly! It’s a win-win 😉

  • Sarah Grace Spann AvatarSarah Grace Spann4 years ago

    Wow love this sweet take on caprese salad! looks and sounds so yummy!

    xo

    • The Healthy Toast AvatarThe Healthy Toast4 years ago

      Thanks Sarah! It’s so wonderfully sweet yet salty – definitely give it a try!

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