From time to time I may share a referral to a product that I use and trust. I do earn income from qualifying purchases through an affiliate link. Rest assured this has no additional cost to you. I only recommend the best for your family, the same as I do for mine! Thank you for supporting Scratch Made Food! & DIY Homemade Household.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Avocado Caprese Salad, beautiful, delicious and refreshing.

Are you looking for a beautiful salad that is easy to assemble and tastes like you spent hours making it? If so, Avocado Caprese Salad is exactly what you are looking for!


When I look back over the last few years, I just might be stuck in a pattern. One where everything is arranged in a circle on a dinner plate. But to be honest a dinner plate is a perfect platter for a table of two or just a few. Fortunately, my lack of creative arrangement does not take away from the beauty, or the delicious flavors of this salad, I promise.

Tonight we enjoyed a delicious Avocado Caprese Salad. This is a bit off the path from the usual Caprese salad, but very much a delightful rendition. And because it is a freestyle salad, feel free to improvise as you wish, to please your family. This Avocado Caprese Salad makes a lovely starter to any summer meal, as well as a delicious main course. For this presentation, we just happened to have purple basil, but Avocado Caprese Salad is just as delicious when using green basil. 


But the best part? Well all of it really, the beautiful vegetables, the creamy cheese, and the tang of the Balsamic Vinegar come together perfectly! Avocado Caprese Salad is easy to assemble, coming together in just a few moments, leaving you free to enjoy a moment with family or friends before dinner is served.  

If you are serving more than four people, you may want to double the ingredients and serve on a larger platter...and for those looking for additional salad recipes, you may enjoy this big list of 12 Non-lettuce Salads to Enjoy. 

Ingredients needed for this recipe:
  • avocado
  • tomatoes
  • fresh mozzarella cheese
  • salt
  • pepper
  • fresh basil leaves, purple basil is particularly beautiful!
  • Balsamic Vinegar
You will also need the following:
  • cutting board
  • kitchen knife
  • serving platter
Now we are ready to begin!




Avocado Caprese Salad
by the seat of my pants

1 large avocado
2 plum tomatoes, 
8 oz fresh mozzarella cheese
fresh basil leaves, green or purple
salt and pepper
1-2 T balsamic vinegar

Cut the avocado in half, remove the pit. Slice each half into 4 slices, and peel. Arrange the 8 slices of avocado on a large dinner plate or a platter.

Slice the mozzarella into 8 slices. Place near or under each slice of avocado.


Slice both tomatoes into four slices. Place a tomato slice near or under the avocado and/or mozzarella cheese. Dice any leftover tomato and scatter over the top of the platter if desired. 

Season lightly with salt and pepper. Note: while mozzarella is salty, you will want to season the tomato and avocado slices. 

Drizzle with 1-2 T balsamic vinegar, evenly over the platter. 


Arrange 8 whole leaves of basil in the center with each slice of avocado. Hand tear the remaining basil and sprinkle evenly over the salad.

At the table, pass additional balsamic vinegar to dress each salad serving individually.

Storage options for Avocado Caprese Salad. Store covered in the refrigerator for up to three days. However, this salad is best when made fresh. 


UPDATE:  For your convenience, a "copy and paste" version of Avocado Caprese Salad has been included below. 

Featured recipe at: 

Scratch Made Food! DIY Homemade Household is featured at Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop.
Scratch Made Food! DIY Homemade Household is featured at Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop. 

Scratch Made Food! & DIY Homemade Household is featured at Full Plate Thursdays Blog Hop.
Scratch Made Food! & DIY Homemade Household is featured at Full Plate Thursdays Blog Hop.

Scratch Made Food! & DIY Homemade Household is featured at The Hearth and Soul Link Party.
Scratch Made Food! & DIY Homemade Household is featured at The Hearth and Soul Link Party. 

Scratch Made Food! & DIY Homemade Household is featured at Love Your Creativity Link Party.
Scratch Made Food! & DIY Homemade Household is featured at Love Your Creativity Link Party. 


#wholefoodingredients

#scratchmadefoodforyourfamily

Thanks for stopping by!


Hey you, don’t miss a post! Please consider following Scratch Made Food! & DIY Homemade Household. To follow by email, and/or by RSS feed, complete the application located on the right-hand side of the blog. Please Note, some posts may contain affiliate links, thank you for supporting Scratch Made Food! & DIY Homemade Household.

 
PS, friends, and family who love good food and household ideas might love us too! Tell them about us, and thanks for the referral! 

You may also enjoy, Creative writing from the heart... stories of life, living, and family.

shared with:



Printable "copy and paste" version:


Avocado Caprese Salad
by the seat of my pants

1 large avocado
2 plum tomatoes, 
8 oz fresh mozzarella cheese
fresh basil leaves, green or purple
salt and pepper
1-2 T balsamic vinegar

Cut the avocado in half, remove the pit. Slice each half into 4 slices, and peel. Arrange the 8 slices of avocado on a large dinner plate or a platter.

Slice the mozzarella into 8 slices. Place near or under each slice of avocado.

Arrange 8 whole leaves of basil in the center with each slice of avocado. Hand tear the remaining basil and sprinkle evenly over the salad.

At the table, pass additional balsamic vinegar to dress each salad serving individually.

Storage options for Avocado Caprese Salad. Store covered in the refrigerator for up to three days. However, this salad is best when made fresh. 

~~~~

Would you like to comment?

  1. This looks both filling and refreshing!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! It is certainly tasty and perfect for warm weather and let's not forget tomato season! Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it.

      Delete
  2. yum, yum, I'm ready to come over for lunch!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Carol, it is great as a lunch dish, perfect for the warm weather. Thanks for stopping by!

      Delete
  3. Oh this looks so good -- and very pretty! Perfect for summer.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, I love the flavor of this salad, and it really is so refreshing this time of year.

      Delete
  4. this looks lovely and sounds fresh and healthy!

    ReplyDelete
  5. This has got to be a winner. I love Caprese salads, and I really love avocado. The purple basil is very interesting, and your arrangement is beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Avocados are in our fruit bowl regularly, when they are "ready" one must act quickly, that is the reason for this salad! Thank you for stopping by, I appreciate it.

      Delete
  6. I have had a version of this salad, same ingredients, but you made this look like a magazine cover!! Beautiful presentation.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. OMG, thank you. I have found that pretty food doesn't have to taste better...just one of my little kitchen tricks!

      Delete
  7. This is a beautiful salad and the avocado is an awesome addition!! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party. Have a fantastic week!

    ReplyDelete
  8. It looks beautiful and refreshing! We will be having lots of salads on the menu next week.
    www.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

    ReplyDelete
  9. Your salad really looks cool and refreshing! I can’t wait for our tomatoes to ripen, but I do have basil growing and some avocados, so this looks like a great day to make this!

    Thanks foe this. I appreciate simple, but delicious recipes.

    And thanks for sharing this at last week’s Homestead Blog Hop!

    God bless!
    Laurie!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I have to say, while a perfectly ripe avocado is delicious, this salad is in fact all about the luscious fresh tomatoes...thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it.

      Delete
  10. Your Avocado Caprese Salad Plate looks fantastic, we will love it! Your awesome post is featured on Full Plate Thursday, 542 this week. Thanks so much for sharing with us and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

    ReplyDelete
  11. Perfect little salad. My husband loves avocado. A wonderful salad to enjoy when the4 temps are hot.

    ReplyDelete
  12. I love the presentation of this beautiful salad with such healthy ingredients too.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Judee! I tried to grow a purple basil this year and our heat wave too it out! I love the look of purple basil in a salad. Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it.

      Delete
  13. I have made a similar salad in the past and need to make it again as your's looks so good. Thanks you for sharing it with Souper Sundays this week.

    ReplyDelete

Comments always appreciated, at Scratch Made Food! Thank you for stopping by!