Avocado Caprese Salad

A slight twist on the classic insalata caprese with avocado, shallots, and a bit of lemon.
  • 2 cups fresh tomatoes, sliced or halved
  • 1 avocado, sliced lengthwise
  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced
  • 4 ounces fresh mozzarella, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup packed fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • sea salt
  • fresh cracked black pepper
  1. Layer the tomatoes, avocado, sliced shallot, mozzarella, and basil leaves in a shallow bowl or on a plate.
  2. Drizzle the lemon juice over the top, followed by the extra virgin olive oil. Liberally sprinkle sea salt and cracked black pepper over the top. Serve.
The oft-used balsamic vinegar is absent from this caprese. If you absolutely must have vinegar, I'd try a small drizzle of white wine vinegar or a champagne vinegar over the thick balsamic for this version.
Author: Shaina Olmanson
Prep time: 10 mins
Total time: 10 mins
Recipe by Food for My Family at http://foodformyfamily.com/recipes/avocado-caprese-salad-the-reset-button