My latest Small Bites creation was inspired by fruits and vegetables available during the late summer harvest. Juicy peaches, ripe summer tomatoes and perfectly tart blueberries come together with a little arugula, mozzarella and olive oil. I made this salad with my mom and sister Sarah. The recipe was inspired by one we saw in Sunset Magazine. They showcased a salad using tomatoes and peaches and we thought that sounded so good. We happened to also have a lot of blueberries on hand and decided we had the ingredients for something special. Since everything is currently in season, the flavors really come from the fresh produce.
Much like a Caprese salad, you start with a delicious layer of tomatoes and then layer your ingredients on top. In a Caprese salad you have tomatoes, mozzarella and basil, but here we’ve added peaches and blueberries and used arugula instead of basil. You can serve on a large platter or plate each salad individually. Below is the basic how to, just buy enough of each ingredient so that each guest gets a few slices of tomato and peaches—the stars of this salad.
- Tomatoes, sliced and salted
- Peaches, sliced thinly
- Arugula (a small handful for each salad)
- Olive Oil
- Balsamic Vinegar
- Or use your favorite Italian Dressing in place of the olive oil and balsamic vinegar
In small bowl dress your arugula with a small amount of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. On a salad plate, place a few slices of tomato and salt the tomatoes. Then on top of the tomatoes place a small small amount of the dressed arugula. On top of the arugula add your peach slices. Sprinkle with blueberries and then top with a few slices of mozzarella. We then finished the salad with another drizzle of olive oil on top and a sprinkle of salt and pepper.
For another savory peach recipe, be sure to check out our Peach Bruschetta. We had a lot of ripe peaches, so my mom requested this while I was home. I was happy to oblige. A twist on a traditional tomato bruschetta, this Peach Bruschetta is as easy and tasty as the Peach, Tomato & Blueberry salad.
You’ll notice this dish looks even better thanks to our beautifully styled Summer Farmhouse Table. To see more pictures of our farmhouse inspired table, be sure to see the Summer Farmhouse Table post that goes through all the details from using wildflower to collecting vintage brass, apothecary jars and silverware.