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Grilled Peach Caprese with Basil Lime Drizzle

I realized the beauty that is a good caprese salad the first time I traveled to Italy. Sliced mozzarella, fresh tomatoes, and basil, drizzled with good olive oil and sprinkled with coarse sea salt and pepper. Pure heaven, I tell you. But I have a confession. I don’t really like tomatoes. And being a food blogger/nutritionist, I really don’t like to admit that, but who can we be if not ourselves? So I’m Sarah, I don’t like tomatoes, and for that reason, today we’re making Grilled Peach Caprese.

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Let’s talk about the components of this caprese. We’re sticking to a few caprese fundamentals: good mozzarella and basil, but we’re swapping the tomatoes for peaches. We’ll grill the peaches to slightly char them and bring out some really tasty flavors, and we’ll finish with a quick basil and lime sauce. Eat it hot off the grill or eat it cold, stacked into fancy towers or just thrown on a plate. It’s summer and anything goes! Let’s grill.

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Grilled Peach Caprese
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Grilled Peach Caprese

This refreshing Grilled Peach Caprese combines grilled peaches, fresh mozzarella, and basil, topped off with a delicious basil lime sauce!
Course Appetizers, Side Dishes, Snacks
Diet Gluten-Free, Vegetarian
Occasion 4th of July, Game Day
Time 45 minutes or less
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 143 kcal
Author Live Eat Learn

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup brown sugar 50 g
  • 2 tablespoons water 30 mL
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar 5 mL
  • ¼ cup lime juice 60 mL
  • 1 cup loosely packed basil divided
  • 3 ripe peaches
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil 30 mL
  • 1 large ball buffalo mozzarella 125 g
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan, heat brown sugar and water over medium until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat.
  2. Stir balsamic vinegar, lime juice, and ½ cup basil into the sauce and let sit 20 for about minutes.
  3. Cut each peach into 4 to 6 lengthwise planks, leaving on the skin and removing the pit.
  4. Brush peaches with olive oil then grill over medium heat until charred and softened, about 5 minutes (you can also use a panini grill).
  5. Cut mozzarella into thick slabs and season lightly with salt and pepper.
  6. Arrange caprese stacks by layering a slice of peach, a few leaves of basil, a slab of mozzarella, and another peach. Secure with a toothpick if desired.
  7. Strain basil leaves from the sauce and lightly drizzle over caprese stacks.
Nutrition Facts
Grilled Peach Caprese
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 143 Calories from Fat 77
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.5g 13%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 225mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 11.5g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 6.5g 13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Yes! I love grilled fruits! Ha, and I’ve just posted a recipe with grilled apricots. Great minds think alike 😉

  2. I love grilled fruit and peaches are my favorites. They’re a clever substitution for tomatoes in Caprese Salad. Nicely done!

  3. This looks delicious, love riddled peaches.

  4. I am living all the peach recipes around at the moment and this looks amazing. These would go down very well at a party I think

  5. Hi Sarah,

    Huge huge fan of peach here! Which makes this grilled peach caprese looks extra delicious!! 😀
    Thanks for this easy recipe.

    Amy

    1. Sarah says:

      You’re so welcome, Amy! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  6. Catherine says:

    What a yummy recipe! We loved it so much we featured it in our 25 Sweet and Savory Peach Recipes. You can see it here – http://bit.ly/PeachMania Thanks for sharing!

    1. Sarah says:

      Thanks so much for sharing, Catherine!

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