Avocado Caprese Salad


This avocado caprese salad has all the flavors of a classic caprese salad with the addition of creamy avocado. The sweet and tangy balsamic dressing pulls everything together, with fresh basil adding a refreshing pop of color. Add capers for an even bigger flavor.

Avocado Caprese Salad
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Active Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins


  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 1 ½ cups multicolored cherry tomatoes, halved

  • 2 ripe avocados, diced

  • 4 ounces small fresh mozzarella balls

  • 1 tablespoon drained capers (optional)

  • ½ cup lightly packed fresh basil leaves


  1. Whisk vinegar, oil, salt and pepper together in a small bowl. Combine tomatoes, avocados, mozzarella and capers (if using) in a large bowl. Add the dressing and basil; toss to coat.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

218 Calories
19g Fat
9g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 218
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 5g 10%
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Vitamin A 729IU 15%
Vitamin C 12mg 13%
Vitamin E 2mg 13%
Folate 62mcg 16%
Vitamin K 32mcg 27%
Sodium 212mg 9%
Calcium 88mg 7%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 27mg 6%
Potassium 435mg 9%
Zinc 1mg 9%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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