This salad is a bit of a play on a traditional Caprese Salad--tomato, basil, mozzarella, olive oil. But this includes some other flavors--notably, another great summer flavor: peach. Compared to the tomato, there isn't much peach in the salad, but it's so tasty to get a little burst of that sweet fruit every now and then while eating the salad.
For the best flavor and look, use tomatoes in a variety of colors. It doesn't get much simpler than this. And it doesn't get much tastier!
TOMATO, PEACH AND MOZZARELLA SALAD (adapted from Hot & Sticky BBQ by Ted Reader)
6 large tomatoes, different colors and varieties
3 peaches, peeled and diced (I didn't peel mine and it was fine)
1 sweet onion, thinly sliced
3 green onions, thinly sliced
2 large balls of fresh mozzarella, diced
1/4 cup basil, thinly sliced
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste
- Core tomatoes and dice. Place in a large bowl and add peaches, onion, green onion, mozzarella and basil.
- Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic. Season with salt and pepper to taste.