Wondering what to do with fresh peaches? Peach salad is the answer! In 5-10 minutes, this fresh peach Caprese salad is loaded up with Summer tomatoes, creamy burrata, and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar glaze. Let’s whip it up.
It’s the best peach salad ever? Yes – here’s why…
- One of the best savory fresh peach recipes. There are plenty of peach fruit dessert recipes, but this salad with a balsamic vinaigrette highlights peaches in an appetizer course.
- Utilize farmers market seasonal ingredients in this Summer recipe.
- You’ll never wonder what to make with fresh peaches again. My husband raves about this recipe, and he’s more of a flank steak and potatoes side dish kindof a guy.
- It’s gluten free, if that’s your preference!
- An easy side dish recipe for Summer parties and summer picnics.
Ingredients for this recipe
This fresh peach and tomato Caprese salad has a handful of flavorful whole foods style ingredients.
- Peach wedges
- Butter lettuce
- Tomato wedges
- Burrata cheese
- Fresh basil leaves
- Olive oil
- Balsamic glaze (substitute balsamic vinegar)
- Salt and pepper, freshly cracked
- Lemon wedges for serving with lemon juice
How to make fresh peach Caprese salad
Here’s how to put together this summer salad.
Step 1. Add butter lettuce leaves to the bottom of a large serving salad plate. On top of the lettuce, add wedges of peaches and tomato.
Step 2. Add burrata cheese balls. Arrange fresh basil leaves around the plate, so each bite has a piece of basil. Season with salt and pepper.
Step 3. Drizzle olive oil and balsamic vinegar glaze on top.
Step 4. Serve with lemon on the side, to be squeezed on top before eating.
FAQs for making peach salad
This peach salad recipe makes a large salad for two people. Scale up the recipe to serve more people and serve it on a large salad platter with small bowls on the side.
Using ripe, sweet peaches will work best in this recipe. You can use either white peaches or yellow peaches.
Make sure they are soft to the touch and fragrant. Peaches continue to ripen after they’re pickled, so you can buy them a few days in advance at the grocery store and let them ripen at home.
When you’re selecting fruit at the supermarket, choose bright, golden fruit that are firm with just a little bit of give and have a full peachy aroma. If your peach doesn’t smell like a peach, it just means it isn’t ripe yet and won’t taste as sweet as you’d like it to be for your salad.
I like the idea of adding an onion to fruit salads, like in my strawberry feta salad recipe. For peaches, adding in thin slices of red onion or sweet walla walla onions is a good idea. Because peaches are so sweet, they can handle arugula in a large quantity, as well. You can trade the butter lettuce for a large bowl of arugula or another strong flavored lettuce.
If you want to make a dressing instead of drizzling the ingredients on top as mentioned above in the recipe steps, then in a bowl whisk together balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt, pepper, and lemon juice. Another salad dressing to try on this Summer salad? This lemon basil dressing.
Mozzarella and burrata cheese are similar, but at the same time they are very different! Burrata contains more cream, and thus has a higher calorie content, but it’s also more elastic in texture and has a more delicate taste. It’s the perfect match for this peach Caprese salad. If you can’t find burrata, you can substitute fresh mozzarella in this recipe– but be aware there’s a luxurious creaminess you’ll be missing.
I’m the queen of meal prep and my freezer is full of cheese, bread, and sous vide dinners pre-packaged in their vacuum bags, but burrata is one cheese I don’t freeze– it is always best fresh, and you’ll want to keep it in the refrigerator till you eat it. There’s a reason for the small packages this cheese comes in– once you cut into a burrata, you want to finish it.
This peach salad with burrata and tomatoes can be served on its own as a light, work-from-home lunch, but it’s also delicious as a side to a fancy steak dinner or a sous vide whole chicken.
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Fresh Peach Caprese Salad with Burrata And Tomatoes Recipe | Sip Bite Go
- 3 medium peaches sliced in wedges
- 6 leaves butter lettuce
- 1 medium tomato sliced in wedges
- 6 oz burrata cheese about 3x large 2 oz balls
- 5 sprigs basil fresh leaves
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 2 tsp balsamic glaze substitute balsamic vinegar
- ¼ tsp salt
- ⅛ tsp pepper freshly cracked
- 2 wedges lemon
- Add butter lettuce leaves to the bottom of a large serving salad plate. On top of the lettuce, add wedges of peaches and tomato.
- Add burrata cheese balls. Arrange fresh basil leaves around the plate, so each bite has a piece of basil. Season with salt and pepper.
- Drizzle olive oil and balsamic vinegar glaze on top.
- Serve with lemon on the side, to be squeezed on top before eating.
shelli t says
Peaches come all at once so when it’s time I am looking to have them with nearly every meal! Found this recipe and served it with chicken from the foodie grill for hubby and I. It was an absolutely perfect summer supper – light yet filling and delicious! (And I had just enough left over for lunch the next day! 🙂 )
Jenna Passaro says
So happy this was a wonderful recipe for you, Shelli – I know once we start getting fresh summer peaching and making this peach salad, we eat it almost every day. I love it, too. Check out my other fruit salad recipes like this feta strawberry one… https://sipbitego.com/strawberry-feta-salad
Best cookout salad!