Summer Caprese Salad

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Summer Caprese Salad made with tomatoes, peaches, cucumber, fresh mozzarella cheese, red onion, basil, and a simple balsamic glaze. This unexpected easy summer Caprese salad is the BEST! 

Summer Caprese Salad made with tomatoes, peaches, cucumber, fresh mozzarella cheese, red onion, basil, and a simple balsamic glaze.

It isn’t summer until you’ve enjoyed a Caprese Salad. Who’s with me? Caprese Salad is a summer MUST!

Traditionally, Caprese Salad is a simple Italian salad made with sliced fresh mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, basil, olive oil and/or balsamic. I love the classic salad, but I also like to mix things up. I’ve made Caprese Garlic Bread, Caprese Avocado Toast, Caprese Pasta Salad, Caprese Breakfast Casserole, and even a Berry Caprese Salad.

One of my all-time favorites is this epic Summer Caprese Salad that has all of my summer favorites. It takes the traditional Caprese to a whole new level and it only takes 15 minutes to make! It is a summer MUST!

Summer caprese salad on platter with balsamic glaze

How to Make Summer Caprese Salad

So what makes this salad so special? I add peaches, cucumber and red onion – amping up the traditional Caprese salad ingredients! Why stop at tomatoes when peaches and cucumbers are so good in the summertime?

The peaches add a nice sweetness to the salad and the cucumbers add a nice, fresh crunch. I used heirloom red and yellow tomatoes and a mixture of grape and cherry tomatoes. You can use whatever you have in our garden or whatever you find at the farmers market.

Make sure you use the ripest tomatoes and peaches. This salad is best when tomatoes and peaches are in season.

Also, make sure you use fresh mozzarella cheese, not block mozzarella cheese. Fresh mozzarella is SO good, especially in this salad.

To make the salad:

  • First, cut and slice the ingredients.
  • Next, arrange tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, peaches, cucumbers, grape tomatoes, red onion, and basil leaves on a large platter.
  • Season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Drizzle with balsamic glaze.
  • Serve immediately.
Fresh tomatoes for Easy Caprese Salad Recipe

Easy Summer Salad

The salad colorful and so beautiful! This easy summer salad is a showstopper and goes great with any summer meal.

I served this easy Caprese salad at a dinner party and our guests couldn’t stop raving about it. It was the talk of the dinner and it only took me 15 minutes to make! SCORE!

If you want to impress your friends and family this summer, make this easy and fresh salad. Everyone will love it!

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Colorful Caprese Salad on platter ready to serve

Summer Caprese Salad

Summer Caprese Salad made with tomatoes, peaches, cucumber, fresh mozzarella cheese, red onion, basil, and a simple balsamic glaze. This easy salad is a great side dish to any summer meal.

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Total Time
15 minutes
Cuisine
Italian
Servings
6

Ingredients

  • 3 large tomatoes,  sliced
  • 1 pound fresh mozzarella, sliced
  • 2 large peaches, sliced
  • 1 small seedless cucumber, sliced and cut in half
  • 1/2 cup grape or cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1/4 cup red onion slices
  • 1/3 cup fresh basil leaves
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Balsamic glaze, for drizzling

Instructions

  1. Arrange tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, peaches, cucumbers, grape tomatoes, red onion, and basil leaves on a large platter.

  2. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Drizzle with balsamic glaze. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts
Summer Caprese Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 269 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Cholesterol 60mg20%
Sodium 479mg20%
Potassium 405mg12%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 1396IU28%
Vitamin C 16mg19%
Calcium 400mg40%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. 5 stars
    Made this salad for my Italian in-laws and it was a great success. I modified the recipe a little, I used bocconcini instead of sliced mozzarella. I didn’t use the red onion and I added a layer of arugula on the bottom. Delicious! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

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