Avocado Caprese Salad

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One of the best appetizers of the summer is a caprese salad.  Fresh basil… Ripe tomato… Avocado….

Avocado? Wait a second, isn’t that last ingredient mozzarella?

While I love the gooey yummy taste of mozzarella, my stomach does not.  I have been making caprese salads with only tomatoes and basil for years now, but at a party last month I heard of a great alternative for mozzarella cheese, avocado!  The creamy texture and calming taste of avocado fits in super well with the basil and tomato, so much so that you don’t miss the mozzarella.

Ingredients:

1 bunch of fresh basil leaves, washed
1 ripe tomato, sliced
1 avocado, sliced
1/4 C olive oil
1/4 C balsamic vinegar
Salt & Pepper to taste

Preparation:

Arrange the basil, tomato and basil leaves artistically on your platter.  Drip olive oil & balsamic vinegar across the tops of the veggies and season with salt and pepper to taste.  Enjoy!!!

–Me

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