Don’t let the simplicity of this salad fool you. This is crave-ably delicious! It is simple to make and comes together in under 15 minutes. It’s light and bright and full of fresh flavors. The dressing is quite simple and subtle, yet still leaves you wanting to lick the plate clean.

Why Our Recipe

  • It’s the kind of dish where everyone will be asking you for the recipe.
  • Simple but delicious dressing that uses white balsamic vinegar so the salad stays beautiful.

Overhead view of caprese avocado salad

Tomato Options

This recipe calls for a combination of yellow and red cherry or grape (or cherry) tomatoes.  The combination of red and yellow makes for a bright and colorful salad, but you can also use all red, or all yellow. It’s also possible to make this salad by using regular garden variety tomatoes that are diced, but the juiciness may make the salad watery and the presentation will not be as beautiful.

Mini Mozzarella Balls: Where to Find Them

Most grocery stores in the United States will sell mozzarella balls in their fresh cheese section in round plastic containers or vacuum-sealed bags. They will be located next to or near the other larger balls of fresh mozzarella cheese. Fresh mozzarella is generally located in a different section than bricks of mozzarella cheese and shredded cheese. The item you are looking for may be called mini mozzarella balls, bocconcini, or mozzarella pearls.

White Balsamic Substitutes

White balsamic vinegar is used in this recipe in order to prevent the salad from getting a brown tint from traditional balsamic vinegar. You can use regular balsamic vinegar, but be warned that the color of the salad may be somewhat off-putting. Another option is to use another clear or light colored mild vinegar like white wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar. These are not as sweet so a bit of extra honey will help balance the flavor.

caprese avocado salad

Storage Instructions

You can store Caprese Avocado Salad in an airtight container in the fridge for 1-3 days. Be warned that the avocado will start to brown due to exposure to air, and that does not mean that they have gone bad. 

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