When I was in Italy, I ate this as much as possible. It's so easy and so delicious. Perfect as a starter for entertaining or a simple lunch. Have some ciabatta bread and olive oil on the side for dipping.

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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Arrange tomato slices on a serving platter. Lay 1 avocado slice on top of each tomato, and top with fresh mozzarella. Drizzle olive oil, then balsamic vinegar over the tops, and season with salt and pepper.

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Nutrition Facts

391.1 calories; 8 g protein; 15.4 g carbohydrates; 22.4 mg cholesterol; 216.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2008
This salad is DIVINE! Caprese salad has always been my favorite salad but the addition of creamy avocado slices puts this over the moon. The recipe does not call for basil but I still like to add some basil strips to my salad. Also to make this worth it invest in quality ingredients-you won't be sorry. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/20/2007
This was quite yummy but the avocados were out-of-place. I love avocados and will happily eat them any way they come. However it is a shame to mar the brilliance of the fresh mozzarella and tomato- which is perfection on its own. Read More
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31 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2008
This salad is DIVINE! Caprese salad has always been my favorite salad but the addition of creamy avocado slices puts this over the moon. The recipe does not call for basil but I still like to add some basil strips to my salad. Also to make this worth it invest in quality ingredients-you won't be sorry. Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2008
This salad is DIVINE! Caprese salad has always been my favorite salad but the addition of creamy avocado slices puts this over the moon. The recipe does not call for basil but I still like to add some basil strips to my salad. Also to make this worth it invest in quality ingredients-you won't be sorry. Read More
(19)
Rating: 4 stars
11/20/2005
I regularly make this for lunch as it is very quick and easy. I like to serve it with fresh basil leaves on top. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/02/2015
Very nice salad served as a starter on a hot summer's day. I used a tomato straight from the garden that was so flavorful and juicy it tasted like a little bit of summer sunshine. Using the avocado was a nice alternative and a welcome change to a traditional Caprese salad. The only difference is I used a balsamic vinegar that I had reduced down to a syrup consistency. Very nice change of pace devilsdancefloor. Thank you for the submission. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2010
We LOVED this it is super delicious! I am a big fan of Caprese salads so I was a bit skeptical using the avocado instead of basil. This is fabulous we had a platter of this as an appetizer yesterday and I'm making more today. I had to use small Campari tomatoes because large tomatoes around here this time of year are not very good. I recommend not adding basil to this because its going to kill the flavor of the avocado. I did see some members did this after reading reviews I would not like this with basil added also. Be sure to use the salt and pepper too this recipe is perfect as is! I can't wait to make this with summer tomatoes thanks for sharing this. I will make this often:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/06/2006
This was a yummy salad although the avocado which I love was kind of lost. Its delicate flavor was overwhelmed by the stronger tastes of the vinegar tomato and mozzarella. Also if you're going to make this you really can't skimp...you have to use high quality ingredients. As a result this is a surprisingly expensive dish. This is very filling. My husband and I had it for dinner and it was more than enough to fill us. This would probably be fine to make 6 appetizers (one "stack" per person). Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/20/2007
This was quite yummy but the avocados were out-of-place. I love avocados and will happily eat them any way they come. However it is a shame to mar the brilliance of the fresh mozzarella and tomato- which is perfection on its own. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/09/2009
This was wonderful and I am not a huge fan on tomatos. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/17/2010
Two of my favorites - tomato and avocado. Perfect! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/08/2011
very good recipe i added some fresh basil to kick up the flavor. Read More
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