Peach season is upon us!
And with that, party season too.
If you’re in need of a no-fuss hors d’oeuvre this summer, you came to the right place.
You know when you pass the peaches in the store and the sweet fragrance brings you back to grab a few? Don’t deny the urge. You’re going to need a few peaches for this Bite-Sized Peach Caprese Salad Recipe.
We’ve all seen a traditional tomato-mozzarella salad. All the things you love about that salad are included in this summer-y creation: creamy mozzarella, bright basil, and tangy balsamic.
However, this peach version simply epitomizes summer living.
Turning caprese salad into a finger-food by putting it on a stick is just the icing on the cake. Who doesn’t love finger food?
I finished it with this fig balsamic reduction, which just sealed the deal. A reduction is best to use here because due to it’s density (read: it’s less messy). Reductions are also a bit sweeter, which I think plays well with the peach.
Pro Tip: For the mozzarella, I used the cherry-sized mozzarella balls found in the fancy cheese section. You can find huge balls (that’s what she said), but I found that using the smaller size made it easier to skewer. Whatever you do, doing the the ones packaged in oil. That goes from finger food to drippy, hot mess.
Bite-Sized Peach Caprese Salad Recipe
- 2-3 medium peaches, peeled and cubed
- Fresh basil leaves
- 4 oz Cherry-sized (ciliegine) mozzarella
- Balsamic reduction (I used this Fig Balsamic)
- Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
Spear the basil, mozzarella, and peach on to a 4-inch-long skewer or toothpick. Repeat until you’re out of peach cubes.
Drizzle with balsamic reduction, to taste. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Makes about 16 skewers.
While we’re bastardizing Italian dishes, peaches are also marvelous with prosciutto. 😉
Have you ever had a peach caprese salad?
What’s your favorite finger food?
I’m also really excited to be participating in my very first Recipe ReDux! Check out my fellow ReDux member’s Small Plate creations below.