Peach Caprese Salad

Simple perfection: a ripe juicy peach.  A peach caprese salad is as fresh and welcomed as a summer breeze.  It showcases the peach in all its glory.  To make it, slice a couple of peaches, add some marinated fresh mozzarella balls, a drizzle of honey, a squeeze of lime and a handful of fresh basil.  Simple perfection.

Peach Caprese Salad

  • 2 ripe peaches, sliced into about 24 slices
  • 8 oz container of fresh mozzarella balls marinaded in oil
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • juice of half a lime
  • 1/4 cup of torn fresh basil leaves
  • freshly ground pepper
  1. In a shallow serving dish, spread the peach slices.  Drizzle with the honey and season with a couple turns of the pepper mill.  No additional salt is needed.
  2. Toss the mozzarella balls in the marinade to coat with the seasonings.  Remove from the marinade and distribute evenly among the peach slices. The marinaded cheese will bring a salty note to the salad.  Reserve the oil marinade to make vinaigrette for another use.
  3. Squeeze the lime over the salad and finish with the chopped basil.  Do not toss.  Serve at room temperature soon after making.

“Peaches and Cheese”:

The vagabond sun winks down through the trees,
While lilacs, like memories, waft on the breeze,
My friend, I was born for days such as these,
To inhale perfume,
And cut through the gloom,
And feast like a king upon peaches and cheese!
I’ll travel this wide world and go where I please,
Can’t stop my wand’ring, it’s like a disease.
My only regret as I cross the high seas:
What I leave behind,
Though I hope to find,
My own golden city of peaches and cheese!”
― Rachel Hartman, Seraphina

6 thoughts on “Peach Caprese Salad

  1. And why not peaches in place of tomatoes? Looks good. And you found the perfect poem. Did you find the poem first for inspiration?

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    • And you can make it in 2 minutes flat! I can eat this for dinner and be perfectly content. Can you believe I found a poem about peaches and cheese? Who knew! Adding cheese to peaches is new to me. I make a great burrata salad with grilled peaches as well. Don’t know why it took me so long to discover this dynamic combination. Wonder when that poem was written.

      Johanne Lamarche

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