Light and summery and fresh and AMAZING! This is a California variation on the traditional Caprese salad that is so easy and to die for! Best when using fresh and ripe ingredients, for instance your own garden or a farmer's market. Ratio of the ingredients is hard to mess up, very flexible recipe with room for personal taste variations.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Lightly toss tomato, mozzarella cheese, and avocado cubes in a salad bowl. Mix balsamic vinegar, red wine vinegar, dried basil, sugar, salt, and black pepper in a separate bowl. Pour dressing over salad and mix again to coat.

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Nutrition Facts

297 calories; protein 12.4g; carbohydrates 13.3g; fat 22.2g; cholesterol 44.5mg; sodium 92.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (10)

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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2012
Very nice recipe. I made it as written didn't change a thing and we loved it. Read More
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11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2012
Very nice recipe. I made it as written didn't change a thing and we loved it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/26/2016
I had to eliminate the avocado and red wine vinegar because my spouse won' t eat avocado and reacts to anything with red wine in it. I chopped up fresh spinach and used lemon juice instead of the vinegar used fresh basil leaves and Italian 5 cheese blend in place of just mozzarella. With a dash of extra virgin olive oil it was a perfect light salad side! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2015
I substituted the sugar with honey and julienned fresh basil instead of the dried. It was fresh tasting and delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2017
I used fresh basil small cherry tomatoes and didn't have balsamic vinegar so I used white wine and plum vinegars instead with no sugar. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/03/2016
Throughly enjoyed this salad! I used honey instead of sugar I also added just a touch of olive oil and fresh basil! Was a hit I'll be making this again for sure! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2016
I served this in salad bowls without the toast (as pictured). I used a really fine balsamic dressing without the red wine vinegar. The taste was absolutely wonderful! I think next time I will add some chopped mushrooms. This combination would make a meal! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2015
We didn't use the sugar nor the salt and we used fresh basil. It was delightful. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/22/2020
Quite tasty! I made half the serving size suggested and adjusted the ratios to account. Instead of using fresh basil I used fresh basil paste and improvised the mozzarella with my children’s mozzarella cheese strings. I love onions so sprinkled a few thinly sliced and diced vidalia onions for my personal serving. The rest of the salad was made without onions. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/23/2017
Great recipe Read More
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