Father's Day

Tomato, Nectarine & Mozzarella Salad

August 15, 2009
7 Ratings
Photo by Emily Dryden
Author Notes

I started making this salad a few years ago when we moved up to Cold Spring. I had bought some stunning tomatoes and nectarines and I thought they would probably be just as delicious together as they were on their own. I hope anyone who tries this thinks I was right. —sweet enough

  • Prep time 5 minutes
  • Serves 4
  • 3-4 tomatoes
  • 2-3 nectarines
  • 1 ball fresh mozzarella
  • 3/4 cup fresh basil leaves
  • extra virgin olive oil (enough to drizzle over the salad)
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 - 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar reduced to a syrup (I add a bit of honey before I reduce it)
In This Recipe
  1. Slice the tomatoes, nectarines, and mozzarella in wedges of approximately the same size and arrange on a platter with the basil leaves. Drizzle the olive oil over the top and sprinkle salt and pepper to taste. Drizzle the reduced balsamic around the edge of the platter and over the top.
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    Suzy Q. August 19, 2019
    Devoured by all. This is a keeper. My only substitution was the balsamic. I used my Trader Joe's balsamic with fig dressing. Both quick & easy. Very refreshing & looks beautiful on a platter with any spring mixture of lettuce or not. Heirloom tomatoes and semi ripe nectarines!
    I drizzled the dressing over the top and accidentally forgot the EVOO. Refreshing
    Kat O. August 6, 2018
    YUM! I can't stop making this. So summer! So good.
    Linda F. August 1, 2018
    Love this and my family loved it, too! Absolutely fabulous.
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    sweet E. August 1, 2018
    Thank you! I’m so glad you enjoyed it.
    meme S. June 18, 2018
    ***** Easy and absolutely delish! Love it!
    Kristina L. November 1, 2015
    I think this might also pair well with apricots as a substitute also.
    littlelemon May 26, 2015
    I had a salad like this, made with burrata instead of mozzarella, years ago and have been making it ever since. The nectarine-tomato combination is simply delicious!
    Graydon P. August 18, 2013
    Tomatoes...mozzarella...basil... So basically this is a Caprese Salad with nectarines added. Interesting.
    LoveAgent7 April 27, 2013
    Rachel G. April 3, 2012
    How simple...how beautiful, thank you !
    AmyRuth March 14, 2012
    This just popped up on my screen.... curiously I read and now.... can't wait until summer's first tomatoes to try this beautiful salad. Me too? who knew nectarines would be part of the family? :")
    Panfusine December 1, 2011
    wow, never imagined nectarines being incorporated in a salad, this sounds delicious!
    bluesunshine July 19, 2011
    Sounds delish! I am making this for my guests tomorrow... Thanks!
    Sagegreen July 3, 2011
    What a great combination! I have enjoyed tomato with mango, but never thought of the nectarine! Brilliant.