Peach and Tomato Caprese Salad

We’re nearing the end of the summer season. While I hate to see it go, I do love to celebrate it! Labor Day is right around the corner and nothing reminds me of summer like a savory Caprese salad. Since peaches are another summer favorite, I enjoy throwing in a few wedges into the salad as well.

Going to share a fun twist to the traditional Caprese salad. As a tribute to summer as we say “till next year”.

INGREDIENTS

  • 6oz ball fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced 1/2″ thick
  • 1 ripe peach, sliced 1/2″ thick
  • 1-2 vine-ripened tomato, sliced 1/2″ thick
  • 8-12 leaves fresh basil
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • good balsamic vinegar OR reduced balsamic vinegar
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp raw honey

Layer the tomato, peach, and cheese slices with whole leaves of fresh basil. Drizzle extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar. I made this one with a delicious balsamic reduction instead. It’s syrupy and utter heaven! (Directions on how to make your own balsamic vinegar reduction, below). Finish off by sprinkling salt and pepper.

Directions for Balsamic Reduction

Pour 1 cup balsamic vinegar into a saucepan, let it simmer for 5 minutes, add in syrup. Simmer for 5 more minutes or until it’s the consistency is thick and syrupy. Drizzle on salad after it’s cooled and thickened slightly. It will make it easier to get all fancy with your drizzle because it’s thick enough to control the pour.

This is what the consistency should look like right after removing it from heat. Let it settle an extra minute before drizzling.

Easy peasy salad! Soo yummy and savory. This will wow your fam and friends. Make sure to add it to the Labor Day menu this year.

Happy eating!

XOXO, terri

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