Tomato, Mozzarella, Avocado, & Spinach Caprese Salad


If you couldn’t already tell, I love re-creating and adding an extra twist on original recipes. I was craving a tomato caprese salad for lunch today and I just picked up some beautiful looking avocados at the grocery store so I was craving that as well. However, I did forget fresh basil at the store (Oppps!) but I had fresh spinach so it worked out perfectly! Don’t be afraid to try new things and add your own spin to your favorite dish because it may come out better then you ever expected.

Yield: 1

1 Half of a medium sized heirloom tomato; cut into 1/2 inch slices
3 slices of fresh mozzarella cheese; cut in 1/4 inch slices
12 fresh spinach leaves
3 slices of an avocado; cut into 1/4 inch slices
1/2 tsp dried basil
Sprinkle of sea salt
Sprinkle of pepper
1/2 Tbsp basalmic vinegar
1/2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1. You can layer your salad any way you would like! I recommend layering it with a slice of tomato, mozzarella cheese, avocado, and 4 spinach leavess..then repeat. Sprinkle salad with salt, pepper, and dried basil. Lastly, drizzle with olive oil and vinegar. Amazing and healthy!

Tip***When slicing the avocado: cut avocado in half (longwise), remove pit, then with a spoon remove avocado from shell. Carefully with a sharp knife, place avocado on cutting board and slice with knife (lengthwise).

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