You know what I’m obsessed with lately? Heirloom tomato salad – especially in the summer, with peaches and mozzarella!
Summer is the perfect time of year for heirloom tomatoes, because the tomatoes are so juicy and flavorful right now! I love buying them at the farmer’s market when I can. They’re also available at most grocery stores, too.
I firmly believe Caprese salads are a summer staple. To really amp things up, this version of Caprese salad has some late summer peaches in the mix as well. Plus, flavorful herbs, creamy mozzarella, and a bright vinaigrette to tie it all together.
Heirloom Tomato Salad with Peaches & Mozzarella
This fresh and colorful salad makes a gorgeous side dish. Or, make it a full meal with crusty bread and some protein on top. I love it with grilled chicken!
How to Make Peach & Heirloom Tomato Caprese Salad
Making this salad is easy as can be. Here’s what you’re working with:
Simply chop your tomatoes and peaches, then arrange them on a platter or toss them in a bowl with your basil, sliced fresh mozzarella, and optional shallots or red onions. (It’s basically summer on a plate!)
To make the dressing, stir together some olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, and a little salt and pepper et voila! You are ready to eat. I love how all the flavors compliment each other so well.
If you’d like to make this a full meal, simply add some protein, like I mentioned. Grilled chicken or salmon pair beautifully with this dish. It’s also great with crusty bread on the side, or you can turn it into a grain salad bowl by throwing some barley or farro on top.
I hope this recipe will inspire you to enjoy some end of summer produce! I’m heading to the beach this weekend with friends for one last summer hurrah and you better believe I’ll be stopping at a farm stand on the way back for some end of summer peaches and tomatoes. My fave!
Here’s the full recipe – let me know how you liked it in the comments, or by tagging me @fANNEtasticfood on social media!
- About 2 lb heirloom tomatoes, sliced
- 2-3 ripe peaches, pitted and sliced
- 1/3 cup thinly sliced shallot and/or red onion
- 8 oz fresh mozzarella, sliced
- 1/3 cup packed fresh basil
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 1 clove garlic, crushed or grated
- salt & pepper, to taste
- Arrange the tomatoes, peaches, shallots, mozzarella, and basil on a large platter or toss together in a bowl.
- In a separate smaller bowl, stir together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, and a pinch each of salt and pepper.
- Drizzle the dressing over the salad; if desired, serve alongside grilled chicken or salmon and a hunk of crusty bread.
Heirloom Tomato Salad Recipe Variation
Like with many salads, this particular recipe can be tweaked to fit your tastes and what you have on hand. For example, you might want to make a different dressing depending on which vinegars, olive oils, and herbs you already have.
If you don’t have peaches, you can definitely make this recipe without them – it’ll just be more of a classic Caprese salad. Nothing wrong with that!
I also recommend using fresh herbs, if possible. But if you only have dried herbs, those work just fine!
What’s your favorite summer salad?
Here are some more late summer-y recipes from the blog you might enjoy: