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Avocado Caprese Salad

Caprese salad with creamy avocado slices is so easy to make! The best salad to add to your dinner table. The classic Caprese flavour combination of tomato, fresh mozzarella and basil, with an optional balsamic reduction gets a creamy addition with avocado and a delicious basil pesto dressing!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer, Lunch, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Caprese Salad
Servings: 4 as a side
Calories: 468kcal
Author: Karina

Ingredients

  • 1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 8 oz (250g) baby mozzarella balls (bocconcini)
  • 2 tablespoons basil pesto homemade or store bought)
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 ripe avocados peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 cup Fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic glaze (store bought or use the recipe below)

Instructions

  • In a salad bowl, combine tomatoes, mozzarella balls, pesto, garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper in a bowl; mix well to evenly coat in the dressing. Toss with the avocados and basil leaves.
  • Drizzle with balsamic glaze, if using. Taste test and add more salt/pepper, if needed. Serve immediately.
  • For The Balsamic Reduction: Combine 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar and 1 tablespoon of light brown sugar together in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low and simmer gently until the vinegar has reduced by half and has thickened to a syrup-like consistency (about 8 minutes). Allow to cool.

Nutrition

Calories: 468kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 435mg | Potassium: 627mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1150IU | Vitamin C: 16.1mg | Calcium: 319mg | Iron: 1.1mg