Avocado Caprese Salad

We all know avocados are a fruit, not a vegetable, right? And we’ve come to realize avocados make salsas infinitely better by adding a touch of creaminess for the dipping.

We all know avocados are a fruit, not a vegetable, right? And we’ve come to realize avocados make salsas infinitely better by adding a touch of creaminess for the dipping.


Ingredients
  • 2 cups fresh arugula
  • 2-3 campari or cocktail style tomatoes sliced
  • 1/2 avocado pitted and sliced
  • 3 slices fresh mozzarella cheese
  • fresh basil leaves
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil I prefer the fruitiest, lightest flavored
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • generous pinch of sugar or dollop of honey
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


Instructions
  1. Assemble the arugula, tomato, avocado slices and mozzarella in a serving bowl. Top with torn or slivered basil leaves. Whisk the extra virgin olive oil in a small bowl with the balsamic vinegar, sugar or honey and season with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste and pour over the salad. Toss to coat and serve.