Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Food: Mozzarella, Tomato and Avocado Salad

Maybe is the good weather, or watching the calories intake, but I have been craving fresh, yummy salads that you can pair it with a good wine and have a simple but luscious al fresco dinner!
And this pearl mozzarella, cherry tomato and avocado salad with basil and lemon had me at the first bite!

Here is the recipe:

1 container cherry tomatoes, cut in half
1 carton fresh mozzarella cheese pearls, drained
1 avocado, peeled and diced
1/3 cup basil, julienned
2 tablespoons fresh parsley
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup olive oil
salt and pepper

1. In a large bowl, combine the tomatoes, mozzarella, basil and parsley. Set aside.
2. In a small bowl, whisk the lemon juice, oil, salt and pepper. Pour over tomato mixture. Toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.
3. Just before serving the salad, stir in the chopped avocados. Serve salad with toasty bread.
... and voila you have a great, fresh salad that you can pair it up with some Pinot Grigio or Chardonnay!!

If you are hosting a party you can serve the salad in kabobs for a fabulous presentation!

{Image via Ashley Cooking Adventures, recipe via ValSoCal}


Samara said...

YUM. Totally trying this recipe out over the weekend.
xoxo, Samara

claudia b said...

oooh, this looks delicious!!! thank you for sharing!

Miranda said...

I'm SO trying this, thanks for sharing!


Sara B said...

That looks so yum. One of my favorite salads/snacks is just cucumber slices, avocado chunks, and balsamic vinaigrette dressing! So good!

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

anything with avocado and mozzarella has my vote!

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

anything with avocado and mozzarella has my vote!

sécia said...

Looks fantastic!

♥ sécia

Chelsea Defino said...

Looks so yummy! Can't wait to try!

Sasha said...

Looks delicious Sasha! Can't wait to try it out, have a great day. Sasha x


Ali said...

This looks absolutely delicious... I am going to have to make this tomorrow night! Yum!

Rachael said...

Yum..Thanks for sharing. One to try when the weather warms up in Sydney.

Val said...

Aww, I'm so glad you enjoyed it!! Yours looks incredible!!!

Julie Khuu said...

Me too!!! Love the look and feel of caprese during the warmer summer months...makes me miss being in Europe this time of year!

Peace. Love. LOL!

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Miss Janice said...

I LOVE all the ingredients. Wish I had this salad right now:) Must try! Happy Memorial Day weekend!!!

AD said...

i love combination avocado with tomatos. it seems to be very fresh, ideally for roasting hot evening with friends:)

Anonymous said...

This is one of my favorite salads! I LOOOOVE It! Avacadoes are my favorite so this salad is absolutely perfect!!!

Anonymous said...

Even better with a little pressed garlic! Yummy!

JamieJankow said...

Double the batch when you make it! It's THAT good :)

Anonymous said...

Very good! I would definitely add cucumbers next time, and I added a clove of pressed garlic. It was delicious!

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