Healthy avocado caprese salad full of rich dietary fats and Omega-3’s. Made with fresh mozzarella, avocado, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, olive oil and pumpkin seeds.
Learn how to make a healthy and unique avocado caprese salad that’s gluten free and vegetarian…and filling enough to be an entree!
When it comes to food, Fresh is Best. There’s nothing like a simple recipe that’s full of filling flavor, clean ingredients and good for you. I recently started reading a book on the health and weight-loss benefits of dietary fats. It sounds strange but it’s been working for me. I mostly cut out carbs and sugar, while upping my healthy fats and protein. I’ve been steadily losing weight, while gaining lean muscle; all without counting calories or following a restrictive diet.
This Mozzarella Avocado Caprese Salad is a recipe you can indulge in while feeling good. It’s full of healthy fats, protein and nutrients. Avocados are surprisingly beneficial to you, loaded with heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids. One serving has 7 grams of fiber, or about 27% of your daily intake. The dietary fiber will leave you feeling full long after you eat this light salad. Plus they’re full of various vitamins and antioxidants.Mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, herbs and heart healthy olive oil are included in this Avocado Caprese Salad; all clean ingredients to create a fresh and simple salad. Use high quality olive oil and the freshest possible vegetables. Find quality ingredients (ideally organic) from your local store or farmer’s market for a truly flavorful caprese salad.
Mozzarella Avocado Caprese Salad recipe at-a-glance:
Flavor profiles: Fresh, bold flavors of avocado, olive oil and fresh mozzarella.
Texture: Soft and creamy with a bit of crunch.
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Mozzarella Avocado Caprese Salad
- 8 ounces fresh mozzarella
- 1 large avocado
- ½ cucumber
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes
- ¼ cup pumpkin seeds, unsalted
- ⅛ cup extra virgin olive oil
- 3 tablespoons sliced fresh basil
- Sea salt and pepper to taste
- Cut mozzarella into small cubes or use melon baller to make small orbs. Cut avocado and cucumber into ½-inch cubes.
- Place cubes in a medium bowl and stir in tomatoes, pumpkin seeds and olive oil until evenly coated.
- Garnish with basil, and salt and pepper to taste when serving.
Mindee Taylor says
This was a light and refreshing side! I wouldn’t have thought to add pumpkin seeds to this type of salad. That was a yummy surprise.
Thanks! I like that it adds a nice contrasting crunch and extra nutrients.
Amanda Dixon says
I just loved the avocado addition to your typical caprese salad! It was such a delicious touch and really elevates the dish.
I think avocado is great in pretty much anything. Thanks!
Tawnie Kroll says
I love salads like this! Made this for meal prep and have been enjoying for lunches this week. So good, and EASY! Thank you!
That’s a great idea. Haven’t tried it for meal prep but will have to. Thanks!
Ohhhh I love the addition of pumpkin seeds. They put this salad over the top!
That’s great, thanks!
Love the combinations. Looks fresh, colorful and cheesy. Avocado is my favorite choice too.
Agree, avocado is probably a favorite in salads. Thanks!