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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 1x

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
  • 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

    • Uma Srinivas

    I have every ingredient that is needed for this salad. I will make this tonight! This looks so healthy and beautiful.

    • Heather

    I want to eat this flavorful salad all day every day! Definitely my go-to favorite summer dish. Thanks for all of the great tips!

      • chewoutloud

      Thanks, Heather!

    • Allyssa

    Super tasty and really delicious! Will surely make this amazing recipe! Thank you so much for this! Highly recommended!

      • chewoutloud

      So happy you enjoyed this!

    • Linda

    This recipe looks amazing! I’ve never thought to add strawberry and avocado, and now I’m hooked!

      • chewoutloud

      Glad you like the combo!

    • Aditi

    This salad looks perfect for summer. I like the balance between colors and fruits and vegetables.

    • Preet

    Wow! This one’s a winner.I just love everything about this!My boys would both probably DIG this!

    • Emily (@amummytoo)

    Yummy combination! The sweetness of the tomatoes and strawberries combined with the creamy, warm avocado? Yes please!

  • Avocado and Strawberries are two of my most favorite things, I would love to try this recipe. Your pictures are already making me hungry, so delicious and healthy.

    • Lala Kerry (@lalakrry)

    Will never gone wrong with strawberry! I love strawberries! Great recipes, would love to try it out especially during summer time! I’m sure eat this with my favorite lemonade will be a great combination while chilling at the pool too.

    • Elizabeth O

    Ooh I love the idea of strawberry and avocado together, it looks and sounds really delicious indeed!

    • phyliciamarie

    so healthy, and yummy, visually appetizing too! You can never go wrong with ingredients like strawberries and avocado, plus it’s so easy to do!

    • twinspirational

    This salad looks so delicious! All of those ingredients look perfect together.

    • Lyosha Varezhkina (@lyoshathegirl)

    strawberry and avocado sound like a fun combo to try. Avocado works with pretty much everything so why not? trying!

    • Ashley

    This recipe looks like it tastes amazing! Perfect and refreshing for the summer time too!

    • eliza

    OMG!! I love strawberry so much!?! and I am a big fan of avocado (which is our season fruit now) – I had never thought of combining that two.. But I find this perfect!

    • Nati

    I admit this is a combo I would have never think of for a salad, but I love everything that’s in it! so I will definitely try it ! 🙂

    • repnpepper

    I love mixing sweet and savoury but my stomach just doesn’t tolerate avocado. I really struggle with the texture as well.

    • tanviidotcom

    Oh My! This looks delectable and something I can have (vegetarian here!) I made a watermelon and goat cheese salad today, will try this next week 🙂

    ❥ tanvii.com

    • Karla

    Strawberry avocado salad looks so good! I would to try fresh strawberry crumb cake too!

    • hillcitybride

    Ok. I don’t know why I didn’t think of it before, but I LOVE the idea of having avocado paired with strawberry for a caprese. What a great idea!!

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