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Peach Caprese Salad with Balsamic Reduction

This peach caprese salad is a wonderful, summery twist to the traditional caprese. With summer-ripe peaches, fresh mozzarella and a balsamic reduction vinaigrette, it’s light, bright, perfect on a summer day.

(Looking for summer fresh salads? Try this cantaloupe salad with feta cheese and basil. Sweet, salty and delicious!)

Peach Caprese Salad with Balsamic Reduction

You know it’s summer when you can smell peaches everywhere! And this peach caprese salad is a great way to eat more of them.

Take your favourite caprese salad – tomatoes, fresh mozzarella cheese and basil – add ripe peaches and sprinkle with a perfectly sweet and tart balsamic reduction. Delicious!

Peach caprese salad from the Magnolia Table cookbook

Peach Caprese Salad with Balsamic Reduction

Do you watch Fixer-Upper on HGTV? We’re more Netflix people actually but when we were house-hunting, we were glued to HGTV all day. And we became obsessed with Chip and Joana from Fixer-Upper (those were gorgeous homes!).

Anyway, when I heard she came out with a cookbook of course I snagged it (of course).

She has a recipe for peach caprese salad where she replaced tomatoes with peaches. When we tried it though, we kinda missed the sweetness of the tomatoes.

So I made my own version with both peaches and tomatoes and using Red’s balsamic reduction.

How to make peach caprese salad

Peach Caprese Salad with Balsamic Reduction

The result is caprese salad but that much better. It’s really very simple:

Take ripe but firm peaches, mozzarella, tomatoes (we used cherry tomatoes because we like it sweet but you can also use normal tomatoes), fresh basil and put it all together.

Traditionally, caprese salad is arranged oh so formally (you can see I made a tremendous amount of effort in some of the photos here lol!) but IRL, we just toss them all together in a bowl.

Then we drizzle the salad with some balsamic reduction and extra virgin olive oil.

How to make balsamic reduction

Peach Caprese Salad with Balsamic Reduction

Making balsamic reduction is easy too:

Combine balsamic vinegar with some honey in a saucepan on high heat until the mixture boils. Lower the heat to a simmer until the liquid reduces to about half in volume.

Use the best ingredients

For simple recipes like this, there’s really nowhere to hide so my only tip would be to find the best and freshest ingredients you can.

Splurge on some fresh mozzarella cheese. Buy that nice bottle of EVOO. Pick the best and freshest peaches.

This peach caprese salad is a delight and we deserve it every day this summer!

Other delicious fresh peach recipes

If you’re like us and can’t get enough of fresh peaches, you will love these.

Start with this stunning fresh peach clafoutis. Nobody will ever suspect it’s so easy to make!

Fresh Peach Clafoutis Recipe

And if you’re looking for an everyday snacking cake, this sour cream peach cake is perfect.

Sour Cream Peach Cake - Made with Fresh Peaches!
Peach Caprese Salad with Balsamic Reduction

Peach Caprese Salad with Balsamic Reduction

Author: Jolina
This peach caprese salad with balsamic reduction is a wonderful, summery twist to the traditional caprese. Light, bright, perfect on a summer day.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 219 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

For the balsamic reduction:

For the salad:

  • 2 pcs ripe but firm peaches pitted and sliced into wedges
  • 7 oz mozarella cheese cut into 1/4 inch thick slices
  • ½ lb cherry tomatoes (about 20 pieces) sliced in half
  • bunch fresh basil sliced or served whole
  • extra virgin olive oil for drizzling
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • In a medium saucepan on high heat, combine 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar and 2 tbsp honey and bring to a boil. 
  • Lower heat to a simmer and cook until the liquid reduces to about half its original volume (about 20 minutes). Stir occasionally. Remove from heat, transfer to a heat proof container and allow to cool completely.
  • In a salad plate or bowl, toss together pieces of peaches, mozzarella cheese, tomatoes and basil. Drizzle with balsamic reduction and extra virgin olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Enjoy!

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Nutrition

Calories: 219kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 11gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 39mgSodium: 325mgPotassium: 197mgSugar: 15gVitamin A: 615IUVitamin C: 13mgCalcium: 265mgIron: 0.8mg

Nutritional information are estimates only.

Keyword Easy, Picnic, Refreshing, Summer
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Happy caprese-ing!

Did you make peach caprese salad? What’s your favourite summer salad? I’d love to hear from you in the comments section below.

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Courtney

Saturday 28th of July 2018

I’m obsessed with all things balsamic! One of my favorite dressings/marinades.

Marisa Franca

Friday 27th of July 2018

I'm glad you decided to make this recipe your own by including the tomatoes. Grape tomatoes are sweet anyway and I imagine they would be great along with the peaches. And I haven't seen Fixer-Upper although I have seen photos of what Joana and Chip have done. Almost a miracle. I'm looking forward to trying out this version of caprese salad.

Jolina

Sunday 29th of July 2018

Thanks Marisa! Hope you like it.

Veena Azmanov

Friday 27th of July 2018

I absolutely love the combination of peach with balsamic and honey. This sounds so refreshing. I often add peaches to my salad I must try this soon. Sounds so yum.

Jolina

Sunday 29th of July 2018

Us too! When peaches are in season we tend to add them to everything lol.

Tami

Friday 27th of July 2018

I am eager to try making the balsamic reduction. This recipe has to be delicious since my favorite fruit is in it.

Scott

Friday 27th of July 2018

I haven’t had a peach salad in forever! Last time was in Atlanta, and they used Georgia peaches!

Jolina

Sunday 29th of July 2018

That must have been delicious!!