avocado caprese salad;

A simple salad of chopped avocados, diced tomatoes, and mozzarella pearls, tossed with some seasoning and a balsamic glaze.

I had made this over two years ago I think, and recently rediscovered how much I love this salad!  It’s a perfect classy salad when you want to change up the game, or are feeling particularly uninspired by lettuce.  It’s basically a bite-sized caprese salad, but additionally tossed with some avocado.

Dicing avocados for Avocado Caprese Salad @ tipsychocochip.com

I also really love the little mozzarella pearls.  They’re about marble-sized, and other than being cute and cutting out a thing that you have to chop, they’re not really necessary.  Regular mozzarella works fine, although I highly recommend fresh mozzarella rather than the packaged shelved stuff.  It really balances the textures I feel, with the springy cheese, buttery avocado, and soft tomatoes.

Mixing together main ingredients for Avocado Caprese Salad @ tipsychocochip.com

It’s pretty simple!  The only downfall is that you’ll want to make this fresh so that the avocados don’t brown.  You can always give the avocados a light lemon juice bath to help prevent oxidation, but I still wouldn’t venture too early with this dish, especially if you have picky eaters or company.

Avocado Caprese Salad @ tipsychocochip.com

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