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Strawberry Avocado Caprese Salad Recipe

This Strawberry Avocado Caprese Salad recipe is simple yet stunning! It’s healthy, quick, and tastes irresistibly delicious. You’ll want extra dressing to pour onto everything!

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Caprese Salad with Strawberries and Avocado – delicious!

Caprese Salad with Strawberries and Avocado

If you’re anything like us, you’ve been trying to make the most of summer by spending time outdoors and enjoying the best, easy BBQ and grilling recipes that are meant to be enjoyed all season long.

And, if you’re anything like me, you might have had one too many bowls of Creamy Chocolate Ice Cream or three too many Fudgy Brownies, which is all completely okay. I also munched my way through Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies and sipped too much Cherry Mojito.

We balance it all out with fresh, healthy fare like this Strawberry Avocado Caprese Salad. We can all be super grateful that this is one of those salads that people actually crave and want to devour. Yet this bowlful of luscious sweet berries, creamy avocado, fresh basil, and rich balsamic vinaigrette is 100% in the healthy category…

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This is a refreshingly sweet and juicy twist on the classic caprese

How to Make Strawberry Avocado Caprese Salad

As always, start off with the freshest, ripest, sweetest berries you can get. My favorite is, of course, organic local fresh, ripe strawberries. Summer time is the best time for hoarding all the juicy berries. Ditto for the fresh basil. If you’re lucky enough to grow your own, you’ve got that part down. Otherwise, just be sure to buy a bunch of fresh basil.

We like sweet cherry tomatoes or any variety of bite-sized sweet tomatoes for this caprese recipe. The crunch goes really well with the rest of the salad.

We suggest using fresh pearl mozzarella balls, which are baby-sized. They’re smaller than the usual mozzarella balls. We like them for their ease of use (no need to slice them in half) and their cuteness.

For the avocado, it’s best to use ones that are ripe yet still firm enough to easily slice through; you don’t want mushy avocado here. Save the too-soft ones for this 5-Minute Real Guacamole.

Lastly, the balsamic vinegar. Use the best quality balsamic you possibly can, as the vinegar is basically the only ingredient in the entire dressing; so you’ll want a good one. We reduce our balsamic vinegar by half, which results in this thick, sweet, tangy yum-drizzle ↓

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Use a high quality balsamic in this strawberry caprese salad

Why we love this Caprese Salad

  • It’s way too easy not to try.
  • Once you try it, it’ll be on salad rotation the rest of summer.
  • Gives you an excuse to buy all the berries.
  • It’s full of antioxidants, vitamins, and nutrients.
  • It looks beeaauutiful.
  • It tastes like a delicious mouthful of summer.
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Drizzle on the balsamic reduction right before serving.

You’ll probably want this all summer, too:

 
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Strawberry Avocado Caprese Salad Recipe

5 from 10 reviews

This Strawberry Avocado Caprese Salad recipe is simple yet stunning! It’s healthy, quick, and tastes irresistibly delicious. You’ll want extra dressing to pour onto everything!

  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 6

Ingredients

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  • 1/3 cup good quality balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup mozzarella pearls (extra mini)
  • 1 cup sweet cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup ripe strawberries, hulled and halved
  • 1 large semi-ripe avocado, diced and sprinkled with lime juice
  • 1/2 cup basil leaves, torn to small pieces
  • kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper, to taste
  • Optional: honey roasted almonds, chopped or slivered

Instructions

  1. Balsamic Reduction: In a small saucepan, add the balsamic vinegar and bring to a boil. Boil and stir 3-4 minutes or just until liquid is reduced by about half; should be thick and syrup-like. Transfer to a small bowl and let cool to room temp.
  2. Toss: When ready to serve, add all remaining ingredients to a large platter or bowl, folding very gently with rubber spatula. Add kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste. Drizzle with balsamic glaze, sprinkle with almonds if desired, and serve immediately.

Notes

Slice the avocado last, prior to serving, and sprinkle with lime juice in order to prevent browning.
Caprese salad is best when tossed and served immediately. Be sure all ingredients are chilled prior to slicing/combining.

Balsamic reduction can be made up to 24 hours in advance and kept covered at room temperature.

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Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 116
  • Sugar: 4.4 g
  • Sodium: 147.8 mg
  • Fat: 6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 9.3 g
  • Fiber: 3.8 g
  • Protein: 7.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 3.4 mg
  • Author: Chew Out Loud
  • Category: salad, side
  • Method: Mixing
  • Cuisine: Italian American
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Keywords: caprese salad, strawberry avocado salad, strawberry caprese salad

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33 comments

    • Amy Bloodworth

    You took some of my most favorite ingredients and combined them in this salad! I wouldn’t have thought to put them together but the flavors were absolutely delicious and it was the perfect summer salad.

      • chewoutloud

      Aww, thanks so much, Amy!

    • DEbbie

    This Strawberry Avocado Caprese Salad is such a wonderful twist on a classic salad. I love the combination of strawberries and balsamic so this is a winner for me ,Thanks for a fabulous recipe .

      • chewoutloud

      You’re so welcome, Debbie!

    • silvia

    Avocado and strawberry taste so good together. I had never thought about adding avocado to a Caprese salad (I had used strawberries) it was absolutely delicious.

    • Katie Crenshaw

    This salad is such a great way to use our fresh summer strawberries! The flavor combination turns out delicious! It is a nice gourmet salad to use for entertaining or a tasty lunch.

      • chewoutloud

      So awesome that you enjoyed this, Katie!

    • Aya

    This salad was perfect and refreshing! The strawberry and avocado go so well together.

      • chewoutloud

      So glad you think so, Aya!

    • Farrukh Aziz

    This looks so vibrant and delicious! I loved the flavors, and the combo of strawberries and avocados is unbeatable!

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