Peach and Tomato Caprese Salad

Peach and Tomato Caprese Salad
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We wake up and look around our house, overwhelmed with where to start our day. Often we make food no one will eat, mop floors that don’t stay clean and organize closets filled with nothing we love. We are home makers and sometimes, this is our life. Life can be peachy or life can be sour. Is sour our lot and peachy our choice or is it the other way around? Regardless of your lot, I think we can all agree that life should be beautiful, but how is it that we can attain beauty when the clutter of chaos has us drowning? People, isn’t this the answer? The richness of friendship and community is what enhances our life and maybe even helps, even if for a moment, escape the reality of how bland our life may seem.


...we cooked with peaches, we picked peaches, we sat in, on, under and around them in the Sauvie Island Farms peach orchard.

So if it’s people that help us, shouldn’t they be the ones allowed to eat our food no one else would? And dirty our floors that don’t need to stay clean? How about compliment the outfit that you have worn everyday for the last week? Our goal as we write, photograph, eat and laugh is to inspire homemakers to realize that together life can, in fact, be more beautiful.

Peach and Tomato Caprese Salad

This past week we made a decision to get out of the house, pack up the car, cook a ton of food and set off on an adventure, together. Since we made a choice to dip into the peachiness of life we cooked with peaches, we picked peaches, we sat in, on, under and around them in the Sauvie Island Farms peach orchard. Best of all we brought a whole lot of people along in hopes that they too would find their lives beautiful.

Peach, Tomato & Mozzarella Salad

Serves 6

Ingredients

1/2 cup white balsamic vinegar
1 garlic clove, minced
3 tbsp brown sugar
3 tbsp olive oil
1/4 tsp salt
2 fresh peaches, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 lbs heirloom tomatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces (remove seeds if guts are plentiful)
4 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
8 oz fresh mozzarella cut into 1-inch pieces
fine sea salt & freshly ground black pepper, for serving

Method

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, garlic, sugar, olive oil and 1/4 teaspoon salt until fully incorporated.
  2. Stir the peaches, tomatoes and the basil together with the dressing.
  3. Carefully mix in mozzarella.
  4. Sprinkle with fine sea salt & freshly ground pepper to taste.