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Caprese Salad with avocado and strawberries

Avocado Strawberry Caprese Salad

Strawberries and avocado make this simple caprese salad extra special!

Recipe from Two Peas & Their Pod

4.86 from 7 votes

Ingredients
  

  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1 cup halved cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 1 cup halved mini mozzarella balls
  • 1 ripe avocado pitted and diced
  • 1/3 cup loosely packed basil torn or chopped
  • Extra-virgin olive oil for drizzling
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions
 

  • In a small saucepan, bring the balsamic vinegar to a high simmer over medium heat. Stir, then reduce the heat to low and simmer until the vinegar has thickened and reduced by half, 8 to 10 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  • Place the strawberries, tomatoes, mozzarella, avocado, and basil in a shallow bowl or platter. Drizzle with olive oil and season generously with salt and pepper. Gently toss. Drizzle with reduced balsamic. Serve immediately.
  • Note-Jeanine's recipe calls for 1/3 cup toasted pecans, but I left them out. If you don't want to reduce your own balsamic, you can use DeLallo's balsamic glaze. It is my favorite!