Peach Tomato 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.
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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Heirloom Tomato and Peach Caprese Panzanella Salad
For the croutons:
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 8 ounces french bread cut into 1″ cubes*
- pinch of salt
For the salad:
- 2 cups roughly chopped heirloom tomatoes cut 1″ chunks*
- 1 cup chopped peach cut into 1″ chunks (I peeled mine)
- 4 ounces mozzarella balls halved
- 10 basil leaves torn
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 cup croutons
Prepare the croutons:
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place the cubed bread on a large rimmed baking sheet and add 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil (depending on how much of the bread you’re using) and pinch of salt. Toss together until the bread is well coated and bake for 10-15 minutes, stirring halfway through, until golden brown and crispy. Remove from heat and set aside.
Assemble the salad:
- Place the tomatoes, peach, mozzarella, and torn basil leaves in a large bowl. Add the lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper to taste, and stir until combined. Stir in the croutons and allow to sit at room temperature for a minimum of 15 minutes to allow the flavors to meld. Serve at room temperature and enjoy! Salad is best the day that it’s made.
- *I used store bought focaccia bread for my croutons — the herb flavor in it makes the best croutons! If pressed for time, use your favorite store bought croutons.
- You’ll have some croutons leftover to use in your favorite salads. Store leftover croutons in an airtight container for 2-3 days.
- Omit croutons to make this gluten free.
- This salad is best when you use a wide variety of colors of heirloom tomatoes. Heirloom cherry tomatoes are great, too!
Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.
32 Comments on “Peach Tomato Salad”
Caprese anything is my favorite! I love trying new flavor combinations, especially when the summer hits. This peach panzanella version sounds amazing, Marcie! I’ve never had anything quite like this before, but I love the sound of it. And it’s gorgeous, too! Definitely a perfect dish to use all of those fresh veggies with!
I know you’re a big caprese fan too, and it’s so much fun coming up with new variations! Thank you, Gayle!
I love heirloom tomatoes and I love how you paired them with peaches in this lovely caprese panzenella salad! So fresh 🙂
Thank you, Medha!
I am SO into this salad, Marcie! It has all my favorite things about summertime – nothing is better than peaches and heirloom tomatoes right now!! This is definitely going into my salad repertoire. Yum!
Thank you so much, Rachel, and I totally agree — heirloom tomatoes and peaches are the best!
haha I try to keep my titles as short as possible but sometimes it can’t be done!! This salad sounds FANTASTIC! So my style! I love the homemade croutons – they’re so easy but really take things to the next level!
I hate long titles, but I use them too often I think! haha Thanks, Ashley, and the croutons did push this over the edge! 🙂
I’m also on team “testing two or three times just to make sure”! This salad would compel me to do that too for sure. I love these bright and beautiful ingredients and that you added croutons. Beautiful job Marcie!
Thanks so much, Jessica, and I’m glad we’re on the same team! 🙂
You’re so sweet, Robyn — thank you for the shares and your lovely comment! 🙂
I just tasted tomatoes and peaches together a few days ago for the first time. Amazing flavor!!!! Love this salad, beautiful pics
Isn’t it a delicious combination? Thanks, Cheri! 🙂
I always have looooong titles, can’t really keep ’em short. I love peaches like anything. And combining heirloom tomatoes with peaches sound like the best combo ever. So beautiful, fresh and delicious salad. ?
It really is hard to keep titles short sometimes…I’m glad you understand! 🙂 Thanks, Anu!
This is just the prettiest salad ever! I can’t decide if the peaches or the tomatoes are prettier. I really love this time of year, there is just so much fresh produce and no better way to use it than in a salad!
Thank you, Denise! I love this time of year too — there’s so much great produce and the colors are the prettiest!
Lol, I feel like I always have long titles, so of course I love this one! 😉 Sometimes it’s just necessary to get all the ingredients in the title.. and by sometimes I mean 99.99999% of the time! hahahaha. Anyways, LOVE this salad! It kind of reminds me of my peach panzanella.. but not quite. I KNOW I will loooove this! I mean, give me all the peaches, heirlooms, cheese and carbs! And call it a salad for the win! Cheers, Marcie – to a wonderful weekend!
Thank you for the long title love. lol Thanks so much, Cheyanne, and I hope you’re having a great weekend! 🙂
This is such a beautiful salad, Marcie! I love the heirloom tomatoes and peaches together! So refreshing and perfect for summer!
Thank you, Kelly! I’m such a sucker for colorful produce. 🙂
This is a wonderful combination Marcie! So creative and I’m sure delicious! Love the colors!
Thank you, Mira! 🙂
The heirlooms at my store have been soooooo perfect, and I can’t get enough of peaches lately! I’m itching to pick some up and make this salad on repeat.
I love everything about this! Caprese + peach + panzanella = genius! And so delicious!
Thanks so much, Cathy!
I can almost taste this, Marcie! What a great salad!
Thank you, Jamie!
Thank you, Alaina, and I can’t get enough peaches right now either! 🙂
Such a bright and beautiful looking salad, Marcie! I’m loving fresh peaches lately… and yes, caprese is always one of my favorite types of salad!
Thank you, Nicole — sounds like we’re on the same wavelength! 🙂