Heirloom Tomato and Peach Caprese Panzanella Salad
Heirloom Tomato and Peach Caprese Panzanella Salad is peach and tomato caprese salad complete with basil, mozzarella and homemade croutons!
Summer is in full swing right here with this peach and tomato caprese salad! I’ve been stuffing my face with this as often as I can, and it’s made for some fun recipe testing.
Actually, the recipe was perfect the first time, but I had to make it two more times in the same week just to make sure.
I can honestly say I’ve never been so sure about loving a salad more in my lifetime. 🙂
I realize that I gave this salad a loooonnng title, but I had to get all of the elements in there. This isn’t your run of the mill caprese salad…not that I ever find caprese flavors ordinary.
Peach and Tomato Caprese Salad
So what makes this salad so extraordinary? The combination of sweet, juicy peaches and colorful heirloom tomatoes aren’t just a feast for the eyes — they’re an amazing sweet and savory combination.
Along with the beautiful colors and peak season flavors, this peach and tomato caprese salad includes traditional caprese ingredients like fresh mozzarella cheese and basil.
I also added homemade croutons to the mix to make this a panzanella, or bread salad.
Instead of using plain french bread for my croutons, I opted to use an herb slab focaccia bread that I bought at Whole Foods. Trader Joe’s often has it as well, and if you see it, you might want to try it.
You can use store bought croutons and save some time, but homemade is always best. I love using half a loaf to make breadsticks or croutons, and cube the other half and stick in the freezer to make another batch in a snap.
Focaccia bread makes amazing croutons because of the herb flavor, and they’re so good, I have trouble keeping my hands out of ’em.
This salad is simply tossed in fresh lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper. Peaches and tomatoes are at their peak in the summertime, so this simple dressing allows their flavors to shine.
I think I’ve built this peach and tomato caprese salad up enough…you just have to make it to find out for yourself.
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Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 193 Total Fat: 12g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 6g Cholesterol: 23mg Sodium: 365mg Carbohydrates: 14g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 6g Protein: 9g