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Caprese Salad with Avocado

Caprese Salad with Avocado - ateaspoonofhappiness.com

This recipe is not dairy free. It was published before Simply Whisked went dairy free, but I have chosen not to remove it as a reference for incoming traffic. Feel free to swap dairy free substitutes for the ingredients to make it dairy free.

I learned how to make caprese salad back when I was working at my parents’ Italian deli, and I made an awful lot of it during those years. We made a batch of it at least everyday – sometimes more. I typically don’t even measure anything for this recipe – I usually just go by taste. In fact, my friend Erin – who worked with me at the deli – still calls me every time she makes it. Just to make sure she’s making it right.

Anyway, when my family bought the deli, the Italian lady who sold it to us taught us how to make all of her recipes before she turned over the keys, and we continued to make a lot of the menu items the same way she did. This is one of those recipes – and it calls for avocado. I had never had avocado in caprese salad, but once I started adding I was hooked. It’s so creamy and flavorful, and somehow it goes great with the mozzarella. Hopefully you will like it just as much as I do.

Caprese Salad with Avocado - ateaspoonofhappiness.com

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Caprese Salad with Avocado

  • Author: Melissa Belanger
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 12

Ingredients

  • 2 10-ounce packages grape or cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 – 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 2 8-ounce packages fresh mozzarella cheese pearls
  • 1 avocado, pitted, peel and chopped

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the tomatoes with the olive oil and spices – stirring to evenly distribute the seasoning and oil.
  2. Add mozzarella pearls.
  3. Just before serving add avocado and stir to coat.

Nutrition
  • Calories: 0
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 0 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Reply
    Angie@Angie's Recipes
    July 24, 2013 at 9:28 am

    This is so FRESH and loaded with flavours!

  • Reply
    Lisa
    January 16, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    This recipe sounds awesome! I have never heard of mozzarella pearls – I live in the south – where do you usually find them?

    • Reply
      Melissa Belanger
      January 17, 2014 at 10:46 am

      I usually find them at my grocery store (Copps), but you could always use regular fresh mozzarella and cut it into cubes.

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