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July 13, 2015

Stone Fruit Caprese Salad

With a mix of peaches, nectarines, plums and cherries, this stone fruit caprese is a twist on the classic fresh mozzarella and basil Italian summer salad.

With a mix of peaches, nectarines, plums and cherries, this stone fruit caprese is a twist on the classic fresh mozzarella and basil Italian summer salad.

Stone Fruit Caprese
The past few summers I’ve absolutely loved the container garden on our back deck.

There is such a sense of satisfaction growing fruits and veggies yourself.

Nothing beat picking tomatoes, basil and greens for a spontaneous salad or pasta.

Unfortunately, this year we didn’t get our act together in time to plant anything.

I am full of excuses from work to travel to our busy toddler, but those don’t do anything for my disappointment.

This isn’t the first time that we have missed growing season. Even though I hate feeling like we are missing out, I embrace the season in other ways.

Stone Fruit CapreseSince we are without our own garden, I have been even more obsessed than usual with shopping multiple farmers markets each week.

A positive is that I am making lots of effort to buy a variety of produce and not just my usuals.

Most of them include fruit that I never would be able to grow in a container on our urban deck space.

These grow on trees and bushes that need to be rooted into the ground.

I had a glut of peaches, plums, nectarines and cherries. Letting them go bad was not an option.

Chia jam crossed my mind, but I was more in the mood for something fresh and savory.

Stone Fruit Caprese

How To Make A Stone Fruit Caprese Salad

To my farmers market shopping list, I added fresh mozzarella for this stone fruit caprese salad, a twist on a summer classic.

I am a huge fan of stone fruit especially when it takes a savory turn.

From  watermelon peach salad to grilled apricot and corn harissa couscous, balancing out the sweet with the savory is a can’t go wrong pairing.

You can use a mix of types in a stone caprese salad including peaches, nectarines, cherries and plums.

Of course, I like to stay true to the original and add torn basil into the stone fruit caprese salad.

Then for dressing, I whisk together a mix of white balsamic vinegar and olive oil.

Finally, I sprinkle the salad with flaky sea salt and black pepper.

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Stone Fruit Caprese

Stone Fruit Caprese Salad

  • Author: Paige Adams
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time:
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4 1x

With a mix of peaches, nectarines, plums and cherries, this stone fruit caprese is a twist on the classic fresh mozzarella and basil Italian summer salad.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds assorted stone fruit (plums, peaches, nectarines & cherries)
  • 1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup basil leaves, torn if large
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella, torn into pieces
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  1. Halve the plums, peaches and nectarines, Pit the fruit and cut into slices. Halve the cherries and discard the pits. Place the fruit, basil and mozzarella in a large bowl.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar and olive oil and then pour over the fruit tossing to combine. Season with salt and pepper.

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