My friend Shoshi says that “balsamic vinegar kisses everything it touches.” I could not put this salad sensation into better words. Here is another spin on my favorite August salad (see below for more variations).

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Balsamic, Basil, Peach and Tomato Salad

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings


  • Peach – 1 peach, sliced
  • Cherry tomatoes – About 10 cherry tomatoes of all shapes, colors and sizes, sliced
  • Basil leaves – A handful of basil leaves, torn into pieces
  • Balsamic – 1 tablespoon balsamic, preferably a rich one like chocolate balsamic
  • Parmesan shavings – Parmesan shavings, as many as you like!
  • Sea salt – Sprinkle of sea salt


  1. Put all the ingredients in a bowl and toss! Serve with a hunk of bread, or as a side to any entree.
  2. See more twists on this simple salad:
  3. Peach, Tomato and Mint Salad
  4. Peach, Tomato, Basil and Blue Cheese Salad
  5. Peach, Tomato and Chive Salad

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