Easy Tomato Peach Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes

December 28, 2019Sew White

The perfect fresh summer salad. Heirloom Tomato and Peach Salad with creamy mozzarella and earthy green basil. This is a fresh and fruity salad. This is a great picnic salad and tastes wonderful for Al Fresco event food. It is also lovely lunch box salad. A great easy tomato salad it is also a wonderful for summer recipe.

I love a summer salad that is full of flavours. Especially with one with fruit mixed in. I love peaches at the moment and adding them with a mix of Heirloom tomatoes and mozzarella with fresh basil and a drizzle of olive oil, is absolutely incredible.

A close up of Heirloom Tomato and Peach Salad with large slices of mozzarella, cracked black pepper and fresh basil. Drizzled with olive oil.

Peach tomato mozzarella salad

A delicious close up of the big buffalo tomato, mozzarella slice along with the yellow golden peaches and vibrant green of the basil. I love the cracked pepper on it too. This close up makes me so hungry every time I see it. You can almost reach out and taste it.

It’s a simple salad but is one that impresses. I have made this a few times for family events and dinner parties with friends. It looks good and takes minutes to prepare and we all love that! Adding peach to a salad might sound weird but it works. The fruitiness of the peach with the earthy basil, creamy mozzarella and juicy Heirloom tomato compliment each other perfectly.

Bon appétit!

slices of red heirloom tomatoes in  a peach summer salad with mozzarella.
Fresh summer salads made with heirloom tomatoes from the Isle of Wight tomatoes

For a family BBQ this summer I made this salad but instead of leaving it a little more thrown together I stacked it to make this beautiful salad display. It’s exactly the same salad but I think it looks so super gorgeous for an event to be like this. It’s a little more time consuming but I think worth the effort. Normally it’s just thrown together and even that still looks incredible on the dining table.

Tomato Peach Salad laid out in a circle for presentation stacked together studded with basil leaves.

These gorgeous Heirloom tomatoes I picked up from the Wimbledon Village Farmers Market. The incredible Isle of Wight Tomato stall produce wonderful tomato varieties and you can buy them online from here.

Peach basil and tomato salad with balsamic vinaigrette

What goes so well with a peach basil and tomato salad is a balsamic vinaigrette. The choices of balsamic vinegar are numerous but there are a few which I have found to work include fruitier ones and slightly tart ones. It depends on your taste but my favourite at the moment is a raspberry balsamic vinegar we found at a farm shop. Even normal supermarket balsamic vinegar will work but if you can don’t get supermarket own brand, get a posher one. So far I haven’t found a supermarket own brand one I love for this sort of dish. As we are using it as a vinaigrette we want a beautifully tasting one as it will be dominant and compliments the dish. If it was being used in a dish or sauce then supermarket would be fine.

The simple balsamic vinaigrette I make for this recipe is very simple and easy. It’s 3 parts olive oil to 1 part balsamic vinegar, with a pinch of salt and pepper. From there if you want to add something extra you can half a teaspoon of mustard. Pop it all in a jam jar and give it a shake drizzle over and serve. Then season to taste and make adjustments.

An even quicker version is to drizzle the olive oil over the salad and very carefully drizzle the balsamic vinegar over the top. I prefer the pop in a jam jar way as it means I can control the amount of balsamic vinegar and get the dressing to taste perfectly. Sometimes you might want a little extra oil or salt and in the jam jar you can if you haven’t poured it over yet.

peach tomato mint salad

By adding mint as well as basil, or instead of basil, you create a wonderful dish. Peach tomato and mint salad tastes beautiful and is one that you will make time and time again. If you prefer mint over salad replace the basil in the recipe with the same amount of mint. To get the smell of the mint to really boost itself and make everyone hungry from the smell. Give it a little slap between your hands. This helps to warm up the mint and allows it to start releasing the oils.

Easy summer salad with peaches

Summer salads in my kitchen need to be quick but delicious and this recipe really does take minutes but makes everyone happy. Peaches are such a versatile ingredient and work so well with other salad ingredients. Peaches in summer salads along with fresh herbs, if you like cured meat it goes really well the saltier ones like Parma Ham and some salami types too.

Peach tomato burrata salad

Move over mozzarella there is a new kid in town and oh my gosh how incredible this salad becomes when you add burrata is next level. Burrata is a cheese made from mozzarella and cream. The outer shell of the burrata is solid mozzarella, while the inside contains a creamy smoother version of mozzarella. If you have one burrata in the middle of the peach tomato salad it is a joy to cut open.

Peach tomato cucumber salad

To add a bit of crunch to this salad I often add cucumber. It it’s still soft but it’s definitely on the crunchier end. Cucumbers add that texture while the peaches hold on to the sweetness and the juiciness.

If you like this you might like my Maple Syrup Grilled Peach and Nut Salad

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Heirloom Tomato and Peach Salad Recipe

A colour dish of peach slices, mozzarella, tomatoes, basil and black pepper.

Happy salad making. I hope you enjoy my latest easy summer recipe for Heirloom Tomato and Peach Salad.

Easy Tomato Peach Salad with Heirloom tomatoes

Sisley White
The perfect fresh summer salad. Heirloom Tomato and Peach Salad with creamy mozzarella and earthy green basil. Fresh and Fruity.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine English, International
Servings 6 servings
Calories 350 kcal

Equipment

  • Serving plate
  • chopping board
  • knife

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Heirloom Tomatoes
  • 4 peaches
  • 2 mozzarella balls
  • salt and pepper
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • fresh basil
  • Balsamic Vinegar (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Slice the tomatoes, peaches and mozzarella and arrange them on a large serving plate.
  • Pull apart the basil and sprinkle of the top.
  • Sprinkle a little salt and pepper over the top.
  • Drizzle the olive oil and balsamic vinegar (optional) and serve.

Notes

Best served at BBQs and wonderful as a pot luck dish for events.
Keyword Heirloom Tomato and Peach Salad, heirloom tomato salad, peach salad

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