Avocado Caprese Salad

Avocado Caprese Salad

Take your caprese up a notch with Avocado Caprese Salad!

Avocado Caprese Salad with arugula- summer salad/ Running in a Skirt

Hello! Hello!

I’m officially in a tomato bender.

My cherry tomato plants are going crazy and I stopped by the Farmer’s Market to get a few “big ugly tomatoes” a.k.a. heirloom tomatoes.  As much as I have a green thumb, I’ve never had luck growing big tomatoes (they always seem to get disease before they are done growing) so I buy a few of the good ones each year.  I love the funny colored, lumpy heirloom ones that are big enough to have a one slice tomato sandwich.

But I digress, I am easily distracted when it comes to talking about yummy summer produce.  Today’s salad, Tomato Avocado Caprese brings together all things wonderful about late summer.

Avocado Caprese Salad with arugula- summer salad/ Running in a Skirt

The combination of fresh sliced tomato, creamy mozzarella, smooth fresh avocado, fragrant just picked basil and peppery arugula is perfection on a plate.

Avocado Caprese Salad with arugula- summer salad/ Running in a Skirt

I toss the arugula with a simple olive oil and top the entire salad with a balsamic glace.  It’s really one of the those no cook meals that you dream about on a cold February day.

Avocado Caprese Salad with arugula- summer salad/ Running in a Skirt

I’m already starting to see apple and pumpkin stuff on my Pinterest and the thought makes me cringe.  I adore summer and I definitely haven’t had enough of all things summer! So enjoy this goodness while it lasts… there will be months to eat pumpkin but only a short while longer those tomatoes will look and taste this good.

Avocado Caprese Salad with arugula- summer salad/ Running in a Skirt

So enjoy August, all the lovely tomatoes and of course this salad!

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By | 2018-02-13T20:19:27+00:00 August 4th, 2016|All Vegetarian, Food, Lunch, Recipes, Salads, Side Dishes|26 Comments


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  4. Anastasia August 10, 2016 at 5:28 am - Reply

    You’re giving me some great meal ideas, thanks!

  5. Miz Helen August 9, 2016 at 1:56 pm - Reply

    I love a great salad in the hot summer, this looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday today. Have a great day and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  6. vicki August 9, 2016 at 1:14 pm - Reply

    I love caprese salad! I especially like that you made a salad out of it!

  7. Holly August 9, 2016 at 10:27 am - Reply

    This salad looks gorgeous! I love that you used arugula as your base for this Caprese! And then there’s the avocado – delicious!

  8. Courtney August 8, 2016 at 4:18 pm - Reply

    Those tomatoes look gorgeous– my mouth is watering! Such a delicious-looking salad!

    • JulieWunder August 14, 2016 at 5:36 pm - Reply

      Hi Courtney! Thank you so much. I hope you enjoy it.

  9. Rachel August 8, 2016 at 1:54 pm - Reply

    Arugula is one of those greens I love to eat but rarely buy. Looks delicious!

    • JulieWunder August 14, 2016 at 5:31 pm - Reply

      It’s so good! I’ll go through binges where I get it all the time and then forget about it and then cycle back around again. 🙂

  10. Annmarie August 8, 2016 at 8:15 am - Reply

    Oh love the idea of topping arugula with a caprese salad! Looks so good!

  11. Julie August 4, 2016 at 5:28 pm - Reply

    I adore avocado on just about everything. Caprese Salad with the balsamic glace and olive oil is a match made in summer heaven. You take such wonderful photos that I can almost smell the fresh basil. Just lovely!

  12. [email protected] August 4, 2016 at 2:52 pm - Reply

    Love a good tomato sandwich and this salad looks yummy, also! Yes, please, let’s hold onto summer as long as we can!!

  13. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy August 4, 2016 at 1:05 pm - Reply

    This is basically my ideal salad. Avocado and tomatoes are a match made in heaven. Yum!

  14. yes avocado makes everything better!

  15. Mary Jean Henson August 4, 2016 at 7:11 am - Reply

    I love Caprese salad! I had not considered adding one of my faves..avocado! Will make this.

  16. Blane Sherer August 4, 2016 at 6:22 am - Reply

    I do enjoy tomatoes ( especially fresh ones / not shipped in ones ).

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