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!
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 a good classic Caprese Salad, but you know me, I am all about mixing things up. Remember our Caprese Garlic Bread, Caprese Avocado Toast, and Caprese Sandwich?
I recently made an epic Summer Caprese Salad that has all of my summer favorites. It takes the traditional Caprese salad to a whole new level and it only takes 15 minutes to make! This easy caprese salad is a summer MUST!
How to Make Caprese Salad (My Version)
So what makes my Summer Caprese Salad so special? For my salad, 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.
You simply cut up the ingredients and arrange them on a platter or in a bowl, then drizzle with balsamic glaze. If you are wondering how to make Caprese salad look so beautiful, here is a tip: I prefer to leave out the oil and forgo tossing the Caprese Salad since it doesn’t look as pretty after mixing.
Make sure you use the ripest tomatoes and peaches. This salad is best when tomatoes and peaches are in season, that is why it is the perfect summer salad.
Easy yet Impressive Caprese 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 Summer Caprese Salad. Everyone will love it!
If you like this Caprese Salad, check out these summer salads:
- Black Bean Salad
- Easy Pasta Salad
- Berry Caprese Salad
- Southwest Pasta Salad
- Potato Salad
- Blueberry Corn Salad
Summer Caprese Salad
- Prep Time
- 15 minutes
- Total Time
- 15 minutes
- 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
Arrange tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, peaches, cucumbers, grape tomatoes, red onion, and basil leaves. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Drizzle with balsamic glaze. Serve immediately.