Peach Caprese Salad

Peach Caprese Salad

Peach Caprese Salad – Fresh Peaches, with Mozzarella Cheese, Basil and Mint, black pepper, and sea salt.  

A great Caprese starts with great fruit. Basil adds freshness, black pepper, and salt add crunch, and it’s a great combination. Stone Fruits are similar in flavor to tomatoes but need a little help to get their juices flowing. Their fruitiness becomes more apparent when sliced peaches marinate with salt, sugar, and lemon juice.  

Here in Wisconsin, there is a company called Tree-Ripe Fruit Co, which delivers fresh Georgia peaches every year to hundreds of locations throughout Wisconsin. They drive a tractor-trailer or similar large truck into a large parking lot, set up some tables and you have Instant Pop-Up Georgia Peach store.   People line up around the perimeter of the parking lot, just to get some right-off-the-truck fresh Georgia peaches.

I have been buying these peaches for 5-6 years and they never disappoint.   I usually have a peach on my cereal in the morning but I also have grilled peaches for dessert. Last summer we made a Summer Peach Salad w/Chilis & Sliced Almonds.  

Peach Caprese Salad

This year, I am going to make a Peach Caprese Salad, based on a recipe I saw in the NY Times food section (Stone Fruit Caprese Salad). Instead of ripe tomatoes in a Caprese salad, we substitute ripe peaches.

Peach Caprese Salad – What is a Stone Fruit?

A key similarity for Stone fruits (including peaches) is that they have a singular pit or stone at the center. That is where the seed is.  Stone fruit, also known as drupes, are usually in season from late May through early October in the US.   


Fourteen Common Types of Stone Fruit –

1. Peaches 2. Plums 3. Cherries 4. Nectarines 5. Apricots 6. Mangoes 7. Lychees 8. Raspberries 9. Blackberries 10. Mulberries 11. Olives 12. Coconuts 13. Dates 14. Hybrids: Pluots, Plumcots, and Apriums

Peach Caprese Salad

Peach Caprese Salad

Fresh Peaches, with Mozzarella Cheese, Basil and Mint, black pepper, and sea salt
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Peaches
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 120kcal


  • No special equipment needed


  • 2 pounds ripe peaches
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella
  • 20 basil and/or mint leaves
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Optional sliced avocado


  • Pit the peach and cut into bitesize pieces.
    Peaches cut for Peach Caprese Salad
  • Move peaches to a serving platter, then sprinkle with the lemon juice, sugar and ½ tsp salt.
    Lemon juice for Peach Caprese Salad
  • Toss with your hands, then let sit in the juices, 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Tear the mozzarella into bite-size pieces and add in the peaches.
    Mozzarella Cheese added to Peach Caprese Salad
  • Arrange avocado slices on salad if using
  • Sprinkle the basil/mint leaves over the fruit
    Mint and Basil on Peach Caprese Salad
  • Drizzle the platter with olive oil.
    Drizzle Olive Oil on Peach Caprese Salad
  • Sprinkle with salt & pepper, and serve.



Serving: 191g | Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 476mg | Potassium: 209mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1526IU | Vitamin C: 50mg | Calcium: 428mg | Iron: 3mg
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