Home > Food > Recipes > Avocado, Tomato, and Mozzarella Salad

Sign up for free newsletters packed with parenting advice, family activities, recipes, and more.

Register here or current subscribers, enter email address below:

Avocado, Tomato, and Mozzarella Salad

|

Red, white, and green are the colors of the Italian flag and are echoed in this Italian dish

Prep Time: 15M

Cooking Time: 5M

Serves: makes 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 4 small plum tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 2 scallions, white and green parts, finely chopped
  • 6oz ( 150g) small buffalo mozzarella balls, torn in half
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar, plus more for serving
  • 2 tbsp nonpareil capers, drained and rinsed
  • basil leaves, roughly chopped
  • 2 ripe Hass avocados, pitted, skinned, and quartered
Avocado, Tomato, and Mozzarella Salad photo

Save Recipe

Add to shopping list

Please sign in to save recipes or create shopping lists.

Sign In

Not registered? Join now!

Directions:

  1. Position a rack 6in (15cm) from the source of heat and preheat the broiler. Arrange the tomatoes, cut sides up, on a baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper, and sprinkle with the garlic and scallions. Drizzle 1 tbsp of the oil over the tomatoes.
  2. Broil the tomatoes for 4-5 minutes, or until they just begin to soften and the garlic is golden brown.
  3. Place the hot tomatoes, garlic, scallions, and all cooking juices in a bowl. Add the mozzarella, remaining 3 tbsp oil, vinegar, capers, and basil and toss gently.
  4. Place 2 avocado quarters on each of 4 plates. Divide the tomato mixture evenly over the avocados and drizzle with balsamic vinegar. Serve immediately.

excerpted from:

Excerpted from The Illustrated Kitchen Bible.
Copyright © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
Buy this book now!

Sign-Up Now!

Sign up to save recipes or create shopping lists online.

Already registered? Login here

register now

Advertisement


Cooking Tips

 

More Videos: