Peach Caprese salad (Gluten-free)


How gorgeous are these peaches? Skin of these peaches not just looks but even feels like velvet and inside, they are juicy and full of fiber. Peach is one of those fruits , fruity smell of which lingers in palms once you have held it. Its sweet and tart at the same time. I love love love Peach iced tea. Speaking of Peach iced tea, I haven't tried making it at home yet. With peaches in season, I am gonna try it soon and share the recipe.


Caprese salad is a classic Italian salad which is made with tomatoes. Caprese salad typically uses basil leaves, balsamic vinegar and mozzarella cheese. I have used feta here because I love it for its creamy tangy taste. Goes really well with peaches and reduced balsamic vinegar.

Ever since I have tried this salad, my go-to-evening snack has been a plate of peach, cherries and plums drizzled with sweet and sour balsamic vinegar with a good dollop of tangy feta cheese on the side. I literally cannot wait to get back home after work and gorge on these bombs of flavour.


Feta cheese and balsamic vinegar are two ingredients which have such great personality meaning strong but exceptional flavors. Apart from pairing well with fig, guava, watermelon, cucumber, strawberries, it turns out that feta cheese pairs well with peaches too. If you love feta cheese like me, don't forget to try my Watermelon and feta cheese salad, Watermelon and tomato gazpacho and Beetroot Carpaccio with feta cheese and candied walnuts.

Key highlights of this simple salad is peaches and reduced balsamic vinegar. Reduced balsamic vinegar is an excellent condiment to be drizzled over ice-creams and sweet fruits. Made from grape juice, balsamic vinegar originates from Italy. It does have a strong smell but tastes so incredible. Some of the popular Italians dishes like Caprese salad, Panzanella salad and Balsamic strawberries with Ice cream gets its world famous and exceptional taste from balsamic vinegar.

Peach Caprese Salad made with seasonal peaches, tangy feta cheese and sweet and sour balsamic vinegar. Give a try to these flavours. Absolute winner!

Type - Salad/Appetizer/Snack
Diet- Vegetarian, Gluten-free
Serving- 1

Ingredients

2 Peaches
5-8 Basil leaves
Crumbled feta cheese
pinch of salt
pinch of freshly cracked black pepper
2 Tsp olive oil
1/2 Tsp reduced balsamic vinegar
2 Tsp Honey

Method

Pour 1/4th cup balsamic vinegar in  a small sauce pan along with honey. Simmer for 10-15 minutes.

Cut peaches into wedges and arrange in a plate.

Using your fingers, crumble some feta cheese and roughly tear off fresh basil leaves on top of peaches.

Season the salad with salt and freshly cracked pepper. Drizzle extra virgin olive oil.

Finish with 1 Tsp reduced balsamic vinegar by drizzling it across the salad.

Serve immediately.


Additional notes

This recipe uses season's ripe and juicy peaches. You can even add along other stone fruits like plums and cherries.

Pack left over reduced balsamic vinegar in an air-tight container and put in refrigerator to use later. 

Spoon it over salads and desserts when required.


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