July 13, 2012

LSL {Foodie Friday} - Peach, Mozzarella & Basil Salad

This Foodie Friday I have Pinterest and Real Simple to thank. You know how much I love my caprese salad bites, well this week I found a summer version of my beloved salad. Not only is it one of the easiest salads to make, it also not something you see everyday so you can bring this bad boy to parties and wow your friends with your creativeness. (cause who doesn't want to do that?!) ;) (Psst, I'm thinking this will go great with my new favorite summertime cocktail as well.)

All your ingredients

Peach, Mozzarella & Basil Salad
{via Real Simple, 2006}
Serves 4

ripe peaches (peeled, if desired)
1 cup  fresh basil leaves, torn
8 ounces  fresh mozzarella, cut into 1-inch chunks
2 teaspoons  extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon  kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon  black pepper

Cut each peach into 6 to 8 wedges, then cut each wedge in half crosswise.

In a large bowl, combine the peaches, basil, and mozzarella. Drizzle with the oil, sprinkle with the salt and pepper, and toss. (You can cover and refrigerate the salad for up to several hours.) Serve cold or at room temperature.

Finished product

Up close and personal.
Doesn't this look de-lish?!

On how hot these past two summer nights have been, I have made this in advance and then plopped it into the fridge for about a 1/2 hour to chill it. Poured myself a healthy glass of white and enjoyed. The recipe is very easy to improvise as well if you're only eating for one. And bonus, it just takes a few minutes to prepare. 

Bon Appetit and Happy Weekend!


*Credit - all grainy pictures via my iPhone + instagram


  1. YUM - looks so good...and so refreshing! xo

    1. Lizzie, you would LOVE this! It's so refreshing and the mix of sweet and salty is delish!


  2. This looks really good, L. I'm going to give it a try. I like the idea of salt on fruit, add some cheese and girl, I'm in heaven!

    I love your original photos! How's the apartment coming along?

    1. I think you would love this! Not only easy but perfect on a summer night. :)

      The apartment is going well! I think I've rearranged at least 6 times, but am so happy with it. Now I need to paint (finally) and hang all my stuff. Some day I'll get some pics on here for all to see!

      Hope you are well Miss E!


  3. I may make this for a picnic this weekend Lauren! Mmm.... ;) Thanks for sharing!


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