Juicy fresh peaches and all the caprese salad fixins’ come together in this summery peach caprese salad! Fast to prepare and perfect for a quick summer side dish.
It’s salads like this that make a person wish summer would just last forever!
We’re taking a summer staple, caprese and marrying it with the crown jewel of summer fruit, aka peaches.
The result is one summer-packed salad that somehow tastes even better than it looks and is destined to become your go-to this summer.
We’re taking a few twists and turns from classic caprese with the addition of peaches, spring greens and toasted almonds, but I guarantee you won’t mind!
This salad is light, yet satisfying and just brimming with all the best parts of summer.
This Peach Caprese Salad features…
- Sweet summer peaches and tomatoes
- Rich mozzarella pearls
- Crisp spring greens and toasted almonds
- A tangy balsamic dressing
Making the Peach Caprese Salad
(scroll down to the bottom of post for the full recipe)
Ingredients You Will Need
- Fresh mozzarella
- Spring green mix
- Sliced almonds
- Balsamic vinegar
- Dijon mustard
- Olive oil
Choosing Your Fruit
We recommend using ripe, yet just slightly firm peaches and tomatoes for this salad. Ideally, you want the fruit ripe enough to where it’s sweet, but not so ripe that it’s mushy once cut.
This salad is especially good with in-season peaches and tomatoes if you have access to them!
Tips for Perfect Peach Caprese Salad
- Toss peaches with a bit of lemon juice if storing – do this if you plan to store the salad in the fridge for awhile before serving. The acidity from the lemon juice keeps the peaches from browning.
- Toast almonds – this adds a lot of flavor and gives the nuts a perfect crunch.
- Add basil and almonds just before serving – basil is best if used immediately after it’s been cut, as it tends to turn brown and lose freshness.
- Dress salad just before serving – this will keep the greens perfectly crisp.
This recipe is easy to adapt into something new! Try these ideas…
- Choose another green – try spinach, romaine, or another fresh green in place of the spring mix.
- Try another fruit – fresh cherries, nectarines, peaches, or strawberries would be delicious in place of the peaches.
- Swap out the cheese – try regular sliced fresh mozzarella, feta, or burrata.
- Skip the nuts – simply omit the almonds to make this a nut-free salad.
Storing the Salad
If you plan to store this salad, store it separately from the dressing, basil, and toasted almonds. Assemble only just before serving.
The salad will keep in the fridge about 4 days and the dressing will keep about 1 week.
The sweet, juicy peaches really do steal the show in this incredible twist on caprese salad! Paired with the other fresh caprese ingredients and lots of balsamic glaze and you’ve got the salad of the summer at your fingertips.
If you’re not diving facefirst into this goodness you’re doing it wrong!!
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Summer Peach Balsamic Caprese Salad
- 3 medium peaches, pitted and thinly sliced
- 2 medium tomatoes, cut into 1-in chunks
- 8 oz fresh mozzarella pearls
- 4 cups spring green mix
- 1/4 cup toasted sliced almonds
- 1/4 cup minced fresh basil
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1 tablespoon honey or agave nectar
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- In a large salad bowl, combine peaches, tomatoes, mozzarella, spring greens, almonds, and fresh basil. Set aside.
- In a small bowl, whisk balsamic vinegar, honey, and mustard. Slowly drizzle in olive oil until dressing is smooth. Season dressing with salt and pepper to taste
- Drizzle dressing over salad and toss to combine. Serve immediately and enjoy!
This post was updated with new notes and photos on 7/21/22.