This fresh and tangy Peach Caprese Salad features sweet peaches, creamy burrata cheese, and juicy tomatoes. A perfect blend of summery flavors, this simple yet delicious salad is the ideal late summer side dish!
My Peach Caprese Salad is a fresh, juicy, and summery step above the classic Italian salad. Topped with sweet peaches and mild white balsamic vinegar, this easy salad is the perfect combination of salty, cheesy, tart, and sweet. Serve it as an appetizer or side dish for all of your late summer or early fall get-togethers!
I love the beautiful simplicity of this salad. There’s no better side to pair with more flavorfully complex Italian dishes, like Baked Feta Pasta, Blue Cheese Gnocchi, or Tortellini Skillet Lasagna. Don’t forget the ultimate aperitivo before the meal, a classic Aperol Spritz!
No matter how you choose to serve this quick and easy peach and tomato Caprese salad, it’s sure to bring some big flavor to your next event!
What is a Caprese salad?
Traditionally, Caprese salad (pronounced kuh-pray-zay) is a simple Italian dish made with rows of tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and basil. No need for a fancy dressing here. All a Caprese salad needs is a drizzle of balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and a sprinkle of salt.
My take on this classically simple salad swaps out the mozzarella for burrata cheese, adds juicy sliced peaches, and a drizzle of mild white balsamic dressing to complement the sweetness of the fruit. It’s best enjoyed from July to September when peaches are in peak season.
Why is it called Caprese salad?
Caprese salad can be directly translated from Italian to mean “salad in the manner of Capri.” Capri is a small island off the coast of Italy where Caprese salad is thought to have originated. Also, it’s believed that the red tomatoes, white cheese, and green basil featured in this popular dish are meant to represent the colors of the Italian flag.
How to make Caprese salad with peaches
Decoratively place the tomato and peach slices onto a serving platter. Sprinkle the fruit with a generous pinch of flaky sea salt. Next, gently nestle your small balls of burrata cheese in between the tomato and peach slices.
Set your fruit and cheese aside while you make the white balsamic dressing. To a glass jar, add the olive oil, white balsamic vinegar, and granulated sugar. Cover with a lid and shake thoroughly until it emulsifies.
Using a spoon, generously drizzle the vinaigrette over the salad. Top with torn basil leaves and a sprinkle of black pepper, then serve and enjoy!
White balsamic vs. balsamic glaze
Both white and balsamic vinegar are made from the same ingredients, with the major difference being that regular balsamic vinegar is cooked down into a syrup before being aged. White balsamic vinegar on the other hand is pressure cooked to prevent caramelization. This gives the finished result a smoother, milder flavor.
Get creative and give your Caprese peach salad a boost with these tasty variations:
- Cheese: Swap the burrata for another creamy cheese, like mozzarella, Boursin, brie, or feta cheese.
- Stone fruit: Add additional summer stone fruits such as cherries, plums, nectarines, or mangoes.
- Vegetables: Try adding onion, cucumber, sugar snap peas, or arugula to the salad.
- Serve it as a main: By adding some sliced Italian meats such as salami, prosciutto, or capacolla.
What to serve with a peach Caprese salad:
- Penne alla Vodka
- Grilled Flank Steak with Burrata and Pesto
- Italian Seafood Stew
- Sheet Pan Salmon
- Easy Chicken Marsala
Wine pairings for peach Caprese salad:
- A bright and crisp Sauvignon Blanc pairs so nicely with this fruity salad.
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More salad recipes:
- Chicken Cobb Salad
- Cherry Tomato Salad with Roasted Lemons
- Fennel Salad with Chickpeas
- Kale Caesar Salad
- Thai Cucumber Salad
Peach Caprese Salad
- 2 balls burrata cheese (about 4 ounces)
- 2-3 ripe medium peaches (cored and cut into wedges)
- 2-3 pounds ripe tomatoes (cut into wedges)
- Flaky sea salt
- ¼ cup packed fresh basil leaves (chopped)
- Black pepper
- 3 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 Tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
- 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
- Place tomatoes and peaches on a serving platter and season generously with flaky sea salt.
- Nestle the balls of burrata into the peaches and tomatoes.
- Prepare the dressing: In a small glass jar, combine dressing ingredients, cover and shake to combine. Drizzle over the tomatoes and peaches.
- Top the salad with basil and black pepper. Enjoy!