Peaches are so fabulous this time of year, and I thought they might be a great addition to a caprese salad. I just love, love, LOVE caprese salad. In any way, shape or form. But the other day I did not have any toemotes on hand. I did have peaches, so. Peach Caprese Salad was born!
My favorite way to eat a ripe juicy peach is to hold it over the sink and eat, letting the juices drip down through my fingers – on down to my elbows. Summer bliss!
This is really a great combo – ripe peaches,fresh mozzarella,mint leaves and a drizzle of really good olive oil. Tomatoes are really fruit, after all, so why not try peaches as a sub in? According to Science Bob, both tomatoes and green beans are fruits. Hmmmm . . . . the green beans will have to await another discussion. The drizzle of balsamic vinegar, slightly reduced, is a perfect match for the sweetness of the peaches. And mint stands in for the basil here. Let’s just call this a Summer Caprese.
Desperation, not inspiration, is often the mother of invention in my kitchen!
Happy Peach Season, everyone!
— posted by Donna
Other creative capreses:
Caprese Garlic Bread, Two Peas and Their Pod
Caprese Stuffed Avocados, Laylita’s Recipes
Avocado and Chicken Caprese, Iowa Girls Eats
Burrata and Heirloom Caprese, Foodie Crush
Watermelon Caprese Salad, How Sweet It Is
Strawberry Quinoa Spinach Caprese, Closet Cooking
Make Ahead Caprese Baked Eggs, Cookin Canuck
Olive Garden Shrimp Caprese, CopyKat Recipes