This bright, summery twist on the classic Caprese salad that includes sweet, juicy peaches, avocado, and burrata comes together in just 5 minutes! Serve as a delicious meal for lunch or as a side dish with any grilled dinner.
- 2 yellow peaches, pitted and sliced into thin wedges
- 2-3 medium-sized tomatoes, sliced into thin wedges
- 1-2 avocados, pitted and sliced
- 4 ounces burrata
- fresh basil, whole leaf or thinly sliced
- high-quality extra-virgin olive oil
- salt & pepper
- On a serving platter or individual plates, arrange peach, tomato, and avocado slices. Gently tear apart burrata and arrange on salad. Then scatter basil on top, lightly drizzle olive oil over the salad, and finish it off with fresh ground pepper and a sprinkle of salt.
- Enjoy immediately!
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Ingredient quantities: This recipe is incredibly forgiving so the quantities of each ingredient listed above are just guidelines. When I make this salad I really just determine how much of each ingredient looks good to me as I'm building the salad on my plate.
Picking the perfect peach: You can determine if a peach is ripe by its aroma, its golden hue (or lack thereof), and its feel. A ripe peach should smell just like how you would want it to taste - sweet, aromatic, and delicious! No aroma means your peach is not yet ripe. For yellow peaches, the hue around the stem area should be bright and golden. If it's lighter in color, it's less ripe. Lastly, the peach should give a little when you gently squeeze it in your palm. Not too hard and not too soft is the sign of a perfect peach.
Picking the perfect avocado: Place the avocado in the palm of your hand and give it a gentle squeeze. If you feel a slight give the avocado is ripe, if it is hard it will need to ripen for a few days, and if it is super soft it is already overripe and should find a different avocado to take home. But please, whatever you do, DO NOT pop the stem off the end of an avocado to determine if it is ripe. This is an inaccurate test for ripeness and will cause the fruit to ripen faster and rot the top of the fruit before it has had a chance to evenly ripen.
- Category: Salad
- Method: Slice
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Gluten Free
Keywords: caprese, peach recipes, peach, tomato, tomato recipes, salad recipe, gluten free, vegetarian