If you enjoy summer fresh peaches and tomatoes, you are going to love this Peach Caprese! It’s a spin on the traditional caprese recipe, with the addition of Prima® peaches!
This post is sponsored by Prima® Wawona.
We love stone fruit season. And we love adding a new twist on classic recipes. There’s no better tasting or lighter option that is this quick and easy to make salad. First, simply slice tomatoes, mozzarella and peaches. Then, drizzle with white balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt, pepper and top with fresh basil. It’s one of the freshest salads you’ll enjoy this summer.
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Peach season won’t last forever, and we’d really hate for you to miss out on a fun new recipe to celebrate the stone fruit season.
Why do they call it caprese?
The salad is named after the island of Capri. Capri is an island located in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the Sorrento Peninsula, on the south side of the Gulf of Naples in the Campania region of Italy. The recipe pays homage to the Italian flag with its Red (tomato), Green (Basil) and White (mozzarella) colors.
What is caprese?
It’s simple! Caprese is a salad that uses sliced mozzarella, tomatoes, basil, olive oil and/or Italian dressing. There’s various different recipes for a caprese salad now, but this are the basics! You can also drizzle with balsamic vinegar or honey. Your choice of using your favorite way to enjoy!
How are you supposed to eat caprese?
The answer is simple, use a fork! Using a fork, cut a piece of tomato, mozzarella and basil together in one bite. With our peach caprese version, you’ll want to be sure to add in a bite of that sweet Prima® peach!
Ingredients for Peach Caprese Salad
- Prima® peaches – A ripe and ready-to-eat peach will feel slightly soft to the touch.
- Heirloom or similar style tomato – you want a beefier style tomato.
- extra-virgin olive oil
- white balsamic vinegar
- basil leaves – you can leave whole or you can julienne.
- mozzarella – you can buy pre-sliced or a log of mozzarella and cut the slices yourself.
- kosher salt
- freshly cracked black pepper
How to Make The Best Peach Caprese
Step 1 – Prep: Slice the tomatoes and mozzarella to about the same thickness. Slice the peaches.
Step 2 – Plate: On a platter, arrange mozzarella, tomatoes, basil leaves and sliced peaches.
Step 3 – Season: Drizzle with olive oil and white balsamic vinegar. Season with salt and pepper and top with fresh basil.
More Delicious Peach Recipes to Try
- Grilled Peach Salad – Should you have any leftover peaches, grilling them and tossing on top of a salad is a light and refreshing lunch!
- Peaches and Cream Waffles – Fresh peaches topped with all the deliciousness of waffles. You can’t go wrong!
- Peach Salsa – A great appetizer that is light and perfect for enjoying poolside all summer long!
- Stone Fruit Almond Tart – This stone fruit tart is incredibly easy to put together and looks gorgeous with each thinly sliced piece of fruit lined up in perfect rows.
About Prima Wawona
The Prima® Promise includes delivering the freshest, juiciest, and tastiest fruits to you and your family. Prima® Wawona is fully committed to stone fruit – it’s what they do! Their mission is to lead the growth of stone fruit consumption by delivering a consistent and superior quality experience to all their customers and consumers.
With a combined experience of 150 years, you always get the best quality stone fruits possible from Prima. All Prima Wawona fruits are grown, nurtured, hand-picked, and hand packed with high quality in mind.
Also, Prima® puts a high value on people. The health, safety, and well-being of not only their own families but also their employees, the local community, and of course, YOU, the customer. They aim to build trust between you and their produce so you know you’re getting fresh, quality produce grown with love.
- 2 fresh ripe Prima® peaches cut into 1-inch pieces or sliced
- 2 tomatoes preferably heirloom, cut into bite size pieces (remove seeds and juices if too much)
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 Tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
- 10-12 fresh basil leaves whole
- 8 oz fresh mozzarella sliced or cut into bite size pieces
- Flakey salt for serving
- Freshly cracked black pepper for serving
- On a platter, arrange mozzarella, tomatoes, basil leaves and sliced peaches.
- Drizzle with olive oil and white balsamic vinegar.
- Season with salt and pepper and top with fresh basil.