Peach & Plum Caprese Salad

Peach & Plum Caprese Salad /

First, thank you all SO much for your Italy foodie suggestions, the other day! They are all so so helpful. I’m writing this from the terrace of our small, yet very awesome, airbnb apartment in Rome. It’s picturesque, I’m not going to lie. What’s less idyllic is this jet lag. I always expect it to get easier, but every trip it seems to hurt a little more… of course, nothing I’m sure a little gelato won’t fix.

Before we head out for the day, I wanted to share this simple peach salad I made a few weeks ago with the sweetest Texas peaches & plums that I hauled home from the farmers market.

Peach & Plum Caprese Salad /

This is exactly the not-recipe recipe that I like to make with perfect peaches. While I absolutely love recipes like this grilled peach salad (it’s one of our most popular ones too), there’s something about those first summer peaches that are so special to me and I just want to savor them for the sweet little gems that they are.

This is the perfect salad for the start of a summery Sunday meal. Although – oops – I’ve lost all sense of day & time, so I guess this is a Monday salad.

Peach & Plum Caprese Salad /

There are no measurements here – just use up the peaches you’ve got and eyeball the rest. Ciao!

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Peach & Plum Caprese Salad

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Recipe type: salad or appetizer
  • ripe peaches
  • ripe plums
  • fresh mozzarella
  • handful of basil leaves
  • drizzle of olive oil
  • sea salt & freshly ground pepper
  1. Slice peaches, plums and mozzarella into bite sized pieces and assemble the salad with basil leaves in between. Drizzle the salad with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.



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  1. Chef Elle

    This was great! I drizzled balsamic on it and it was a hit!

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      I’m so glad to hear, thanks!!

  2. Maëva from

    So simple and yet so refreshing ! Good idea to use ripe peaches 😉

  3. Cem from

    I’m eating this right now and it is DELICIOUS. One question, if you wanted to “spice this up” a bit, what would you suggest?

  4. This salad is so gorgeous it’s swoon-worthy! Hope you’re having an incredible time in Rome.

  5. Wow, you’re in Rome! 😀 That’s great! I hope they already suggested you to try Bonci bakery. If nobody has, pay them a visit!!
    I’m so curious to try caprese with peaches…it makes so much sense. I’m Italian and I never even thought of it!

  6. Super easy yet healthy, delicious and pretty! How can you refuse a salad like that, right? Oh and that grilled peach salad is a winner, too! 🙂

  7. Trisha from

    I am a huge fan of peaches in salads. And this one has blown me away. Mozzarella and peach. YUM!

  8. this is so beautiful!! also i love that you are writing from rome. So exciting!! Gelato cures all. xo

  9. I suggested making this same dish recently and my husband threw a fit. I keep reminding him Tomato is a fruit so it will work, but he’s not haveing it!

    • Virginia

      But there is no tomato in this!
      Looks so good.

      • Yes, normally we make this salad with tomatoes and not with nectarines or peaches. I was explaining to him you just sub the maters out for the stone fruit.

        • jeanine

          This would also be really good with tomatoes subbed for the plums 🙂

  10. Eileen from

    This salad sounds lovely! What a great way to make the most of fresh summer stone fruit.

  11. I know Texas peaches…they really are the best and need little embellishment to bring out their sweet flavor. This salad is such a great way to showcase them. Enjoy your vacation! (BTW, jet lag seems to be worse for me each time too, in particular flying east.)

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