Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Mozzarella, Tomato and Avocado Salad


     Hello my dear friends, I want you to do me a favor, ok? Please go to the market today
     and buy the ingredients and make this. You won't regret it and I think it will become
     a staple in your home. I like to toast a baguette to go along and dinner is served.

                                Mozzarella, Tomato and Avocado Salad

       1 container cherry tomatoes, cut in half
       1 carton fresh mozzarella cheese pearls, drained
       1 avocado, peeled and diced
       1/3 cup basil, julienned
       2 tablespoons fresh parsley
       1/4 cup lemon juice
       1/4 cup olive oil
       salt and pepper
       baguette-optional

        1) In a large bowl, combine the tomatoes, mozzarella, basil and parsley, Set aside.
        2) In a small bowl, whisk the lemon juice, oil, salt and pepper. Pour over tomato
        mixture. Toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.
        3) Just before serving the salad, stir in the chopped avocados. Serve salad with
        slotted spoon and toasty bread.
        4) Goes perfect with a glass of Pinot Grigio ; )

100 comments:

  1. Yum! This looks like a perfect spring/summer dish. Thank you!

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  2. Off to the store...I know my family will love this. Thanks for sharing! XOXO ~Liz

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  3. That looks so good, especially with the bread! A perfect lunch! ;D

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  4. I'm getting a basil plant this weekend and this will be the first thing I make!

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  5. Good morning! This looks so delicious. I know I've said it before but your pictures are so fabulous. Love the avocado twist:)
    PS My husband (who does not generally like waffles) decided after seeing your yesterday post that he is now willing to eat waffles again:) HA! Its true, my husband reads your blog, he loves to cook:)

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  6. this sounds so fresh and tasty! i love light salads that have a lot of flavor.

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  7. Oh this looks just amazing Val!! Absolutely delicious ~ I am definitely bookmarking this one! :) Usually have most of those ingredients - but I don't have the little mozzarella pearls on hand- what about feta - do you think that would work or too 'zippy' ? Hugs, Courtney

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  8. Yum! I'm loving all these summer dishes! I can't wait until summer when the tomatoes and basil will be fresh from the garden. The addition of avocado sounds wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. God that is a stunning salad. Can you say summer? Wow. Yes, I will be making this wonderful salad. I can already think of the perfect bottle of wine to enjoy too.

    Cheers.
    Velva

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  10. I will be making this!!! It sounds divine! Especially for a hot summer day. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. this sounds yummy. Will give it a try!!

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  12. Val, what a fabulous salad. Your picture just makes me salivate. I love the addition of the avocado and those tiny cheese balls are scrumptious looking. I am already copying this off. It makes it seem like summer is on the way to have something like this.

    I also was oogling your maple bacon waffles. I haven't ever tried that combination, but sounds fantastic.

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  13. we make something similar but a little bit different. Love the idea of eating it on a crostini!

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  14. What a fabulous appetizer. YUM!

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  15. YUm! three of my favorite things.. love it all. sounds perfect for summer ;) xoxo jcd:: enter to win my jewelry giveaway !!

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  16. This looks so healthy and easy! I'm going to try it! Thanks for the recipe.

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  17. This looks absolutley delicious!!

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  18. This looks amazing, Val! I love each and everyone of the ingredients. I will definitely give this one a try! I had plans to go to "Sprouts" today, so I'm adding it to the list.
    Hope you have a great Tuesday girl!
    Hugs...

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  19. Thanks for the comment and following, this recipe looks so delicious! I look forward to seeing more recipes from you.

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  20. I think favorite recipe on your blog to date. SO delicious looking!!!

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  21. Oh wow. This looks like the kind of thing I could fix every Sunday and just keep in the fridge for that week. And a glass of pinot grigio to accompany? Sounds heavenly. :)

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  22. I drool. LOVE all of these flavors! Josh doesn't like tomatoes or avocado...guess I'm going to have to make this just for little ole me ;)

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  23. this looks SO good. my kind of recipe...fast,easy, and good :)

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  24. number 1: HOW have I not found your blog before now???
    number 2: UMMM these might be the most BEAUTIFUL 'food' pictures I have ever SEEN!!!!
    number 3: OH MY GOODNESS! I cannot make this FAST enough! :-)
    Number 4: the rest of my day is book . .. clear my calendar. . . I'm taking hours looking over your blog! :-) SOOOO impressed! :-)

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  25. This salad is gorgeous and so are your photos. The flavors in it are my all-time favorites. LOVE tomatoes, avocado and mozzarella. What's not to love. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. I will now enjoy perusing through yours. I am in So. Cal. too...Burbank. Where in So Cal are you?

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  26. I found another HEALTHY snack while I'm studying. Move over cupcakes! This is truly making my mouth water.

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  27. Wow. wow. I could eat that whole thing right now.

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  28. Oh I love it, I could eat a whole bowl for my meal! Lovely recipe and fab ingredients.

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  29. Love this, it could be what's for dinner!

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  30. Looks incredible! I must eat this with my eyes closed and imagine it's spring already!

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  31. Oh my word!!! My mouth is {seriously} watering!!! I'm not even hungry..but I want that...PRONTO! ;-)

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  32. mmm! That is my kind of salad! Love all those flavors together! I bet it's delicious!

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  33. Val this looks sooooo good! Could you save me some? I am gonna have to try this one. It looks so summery and lite. Thanks for stopping by earlier.

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  34. This looks perfect for the first outdoor get together of the summer! I hope you're having a fabulous Tuesday honey! I posted twice today, so hopefully you can stop by! Kori xoxo

    blondeepisodes.com

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  35. I love the combination of flavors you used for this recipe. Beautiful salad!

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  36. OMGEEEEE. it looks outrageously delicious!!!

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  37. We're neighbors? Where are you? Kori xoxo

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  38. I'm stealing this for my spring party I am having in April. This just looks so refreshing, and healthy. This picture is absolutely amazing!!!!

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  39. Great combination! I love tomatoes :D

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  40. These are the kind of dishes I am craving lately. I will be making that trip to the store!

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  41. I could eat just this for dinner and be perfectly happy - yum!

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  42. I don't know how this could be anything other than fabulous, Val!

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  43. This looks absolutely mouthwatering!

    PS Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

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  44. This has my name all over it girl! I love it.

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  45. i want to go to the grocery store now so i can make this! yum! :)

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  46. YUM!! What a perfect Spring Salad...my husband will love this :)

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  47. This is my kind of dinner. So simple with fresh, basic ingredients. Thanks for posting!

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  48. Wow Val - this looks AMAZING! So simple and good. I just need to get an avocado and I can make it!

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  49. gorgeous photos--and it looks amazing, fresh, and simple! thanks girly!

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  50. new plan - ill move to socal and work if you'll be my personal chef! haha

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  51. Hi, Val. Thanks for stopping by my blog today. :) This site of yours looks so happy. I love it. Your photos are gorgeous and the vibe is light and positive. This salad, in particular, looks great. I do that combo without avocado a lot, but next time I'll take your spin. Good stuff.

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  52. Mmmmm, this sounds so good! And the salad does too ~ Ha! Cheers!

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  53. I've always wanted a reason to buy those mozzarella balls! You have amazingly enticing photos, Val!

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  54. Oh my, this looks and sounds soooo good! I love it when you post things without meat. I'm going to print it off. Thanks Val :)

    ~Tricia

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  55. I thought this looked good, then I saw the waffles!! Mouth-watering!!

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  56. I have REALLY been wanting to try this! Thanks for sharing your recipe!!
    Hugs!!

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  57. My sweet husband whipped this up for me last night, it was delish!

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  58. OH' MAN this is right up my alley... YUM! xo jen

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  59. this looks absolutely delish! i love avocados. definitely giving this a try for sure!

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  60. I am so making this!!! All of my favorite ingredients! Including the Pinot Grigio! ;)
    You rock.

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  61. Oh my gosh, Val! You're making me SO hungry! I was just going to comment on the pb & easter colored m&m treats but then I saw the top of this post and came to comment and saw the top of the next post - maple & bacon waffles!! wowowow! lol I'm adding all 3 to my recipe book and making them stat!!

    MEGAN LAND
    xx

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  62. Not sure how I missed this....YUM! I love this combo and this will be going in to my recipe file for summer lunches!!

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  63. I am hungry now looking at this amazing dish. Must add this recipe to my file. Thanks!

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  64. Definitely making this recipe the SECOND I can eat cheese again! Love this combination!

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  65. I should not have looked at this right before lunch...now I'm angry at my lunch for not being this salad...

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  66. Oh my gosh, I want some, NOW!

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  67. Oh my goodness...that looks and sounds amazing! We are making this for sure!

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  68. oh my goodness gracious! This looks fabulous! Definitely bookmarking this one!

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  69. I made this today for lunch and it really is good. I like that it is easy to throw together and it is so fresh. Thanks for another great recipe!

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  70. Just wanted to let you know that I made this recently and it was delicious! My guest asked for the recipe and I directed her to your blog. I'll definitely be making it again.

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  71. Hi. I've been reading your blog over the past couple of months, and I love your recipes! I have made this one a couple of times now for gatherings with friends, and it's been a hit. It's so fresh for summer! I blogged about a BBQ we had this past weekend, and I included a pic of this salad that I made, and I added a link to your blog! There are so many more recipes of yours that I'm wanting to try!

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  72. I made this tonight and it was a big hit! Great Summer dish! Loved it!

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  73. This was so great! Thank you so much!

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  74. I love this recipe and blog...I posted it on my community foodie blog. Hope you can come check it out http://www.facebook.com/thefrenchiefoodie

    Also, feel free to post you're recipes or you're favourite foodie tips on it whenever you like!

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  75. I found this on pintress. I can't wait to try it.
    I am your newest follower.

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  76. this looks SO good and I think I will honestly stop at the market on my way home now!

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  77. Just want to let you know I tried this from someone pinning it on Pinterest. IT IS DELICIOUS! (and very filling). Thank you!

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  78. Loved it! Thanks for sharing!

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  79. If You're allergic to Avocado's is there something else you can use instead as a substitute???

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  80. Ahh! A coworker of mine brought this for lunch yesterday, and I was drooling over it the whole time. So happy to have found the recipe! xoxo, morgan

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  81. Yummylishious I will make it for my family this summer...

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  82. Making this recipe for a cookout tomorrow night! I can't wait. Looks soooo delish! Great blog :) Check out my Fab Friday Beauty Tip if you have some time today!

    xoxo,
    Rachael
    www.rachaelkhawkins.blogspot.com

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  83. i'm sure this will be something i eat a lot! thanks.

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  84. Im Italian and caprese salad is a staple for me...this is such a great alternative. I love avocado...thanks for sharing this, now I need to make it.

    MJ
    Lucky 7 Design

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  85. Can it be made a day ahead of time?

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  86. How many does this serve?

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  87. This looks nice, never mixed avocado in a salad.

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  88. Gonna make this for lunch tomorrow. Can't wait! I plan on adding some noodles. :)

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  89. Made this over the weekend. Awesome recipe! Even my husband liked! Thank you.

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  91. Hi Val! I trust you, so I am picking up the ingredients at the co-op today. Delicious! We are just south of Asheville, NC and loving it. Will we see a cookbook soon? I hope so!

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  92. I am on my way...................this shall be a tasty dish this beautiful summer day, thanks

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  93. Just tried and avocado with tomatoes and cheese, for the first time. It was great. Wanted to try different saladrecipes. This one looks great. Thanks for lhe recipe

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