Avocado Caprese Salad Recipe

easy avocado caprese salad with basil

This avocado Caprese salad recipe combines halved grape tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, avocado, basil chiffonades, aged balsamic, and extra virgin olive oil for the perfect summer lunch or side dish. This recipe is easy to make, vegetarian, and full for flavor.

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Ingredients for Avocado Caprese Salad Recipe

Grape Tomatoes are sliced into halves, so you get some tomato in every bite. You can also use halved cherry tomatoes or bite sized chunks from larger heirloom tomatoes. For tomatoes, home grown or farmer’s market tomatoes are always best!

Fresh Mozzarella can be cut up into bite sized pieces, or you could use small ovalini shaped mozzarella. You want to buy mozzarella from a brand you can trust, and get the fresh kind that is submerged in liquid.

Avocado is cut into bit sized chunks and adds an additional creaminess and pop of color to what is otherwise a pretty traditional Caprese salad. 

Fresh Basil chiffonades add a ton of flavor. To chiffonade, place rinsed basil leaves on top of each other one by one, then roll the leaves from end to end, and thinly slice into ribbons. 

Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Aged Balsamic Vinegar combine to make a simple and perfect dressing for this salad. Make sure to use good quality versions of both!

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How To Make Avocado Caprese Salad

This salad is so incredibly simple. First, add tomato halves to your serving bowl. Next, add mozzarella and avocado chunks. Add dressing. Garnish with basil chiffonades, freshly ground pepper and salt. Mix to combine right before serving. 

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easy avocado caprese salad with basil
5 from 20 votes

Easy Avocado Caprese Salad with Grape Tomatoes

This easy Caprese salad has all the classic ingredients of caprese plus avocado chunks.All the ingredients are cut into bite sized pieces making it an easy side at any summer gathering.

Course Appetizer, lunch, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword avocado, basil, caprese, italian, lunch, mozzarella, salad, side dish, tomato
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 247 kcal


  • 1 1/2 cup small tomatoes, halved
  • 8 oz fresh Mozzarella, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 large avocado, sliced into small chunks
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon aged balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, sliced into chiffonades
  • freshly ground pepper and salt


  1. Add tomatoes halves and fresh mozzarella pieces to serving bowl.

    easy avocado Caprese salad recipe - step 1
  2. Add avocado chunks.

    easy avocado Caprese salad recipe - add avocado
  3. Drizzle a tablespoon of olive oil and tablespoon of aged balsamic vinegar.

    easy avocado Caprese salad recipe - add balsamic and olive oil
  4. Add basil chiffonades, and a generous amount of freshly ground black pepper and salt.

    easy avocado Caprese salad recipe - add basil
  5. Gently stir right before serving, and enjoy.

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Nutrition Facts
Easy Avocado Caprese Salad with Grape Tomatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 247 Calories from Fat 169
% Daily Value*
Fat 18.8g29%
Saturated Fat 6.9g43%
Cholesterol 24mg8%
Sodium 278mg12%
Potassium 330mg9%
Carbohydrates 7.7g3%
Fiber 3.4g14%
Sugar 2.1g2%
Protein 14.1g28%
Calcium 45mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. 5 stars
    I’ve never thought of adding avocado to may caprese salad. Thanks for this lovely tips! I think the version with avocado is even better. 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    I cannot understand why I have never thought of making a salad with grape tomatoes?! Thanks for a great idea and your recipe. I will definitely make it soon.

  3. Emily Liao says

    5 stars
    I love the addition of avocados within this caprese salad! It added such a delicious flavor and creamy texture.

  4. 5 stars
    We have been loving all things caprese and this salad has been on repeat, so flavorful and perfect for summer! Thank you!

  5. 5 stars
    I love the addition o the avocado in this caprese salad. Perfect summertime food.

  6. 5 stars
    This is all of my favorite things in one delicious salad! I can’t wait to make this for lunch!

  7. 5 stars
    This is such an amazing salad recipe, packed with flavor! I love your addition with adding avacados. Great idea!

  8. 5 stars
    My family loved this salad so much they asked for me to make it again the next night. Thanks for such a delicious combination of flavors!

  9. Lesli Schwartz says

    5 stars
    This is so simple, yet delicious! I love a good caprese salad and adding the avocado is just perfect!

  10. 5 stars
    Love the vibrant colors, textures and tastes in this fabulous avocado caprese salad! Screams summer deliciousness!

  11. 5 stars
    This is a loaded, healthy salad that’ll make a good dinner. Adding olive oil and balsamic vinegar will make it so flavorful. Thanks for sharing!

  12. 5 stars
    What a delicious and healthy salad! I love the addition of avocado to a caprese salad, extra creamy yumminess!

  13. 5 stars
    Ever since we ate it in Italy, caprese has been one of our favorites. I’d never paired it with avocado, though, so this was a tasty spin on it.

  14. 5 stars
    Love the flavor combo in this salad recipe. Would make a great side. Thanks for sharing

  15. 5 stars
    Caprese with avocado is seriously delicious! Love that you have used small tomatoes too!

  16. 5 stars
    Oh my gosh! This is everything I love about summer in a bowl. This salad is perfection- loved it so much.

  17. 5 stars
    I love how easy this avocado caprese salad is to make and how it’s a healthy salad that can be made on the go!

  18. 5 stars
    This is such an amazing salad recipe, I have made it on Saturday as a side to a BBQ and my family loved it. So much so that I’m making it again tomorrow. It is packed with delicious flavours especially when using own grown tomatoes.
    Thank you so much for sharing!

  19. 5 stars
    This is my type of salad to make. I can eat this all day. I also appreciate the bold flavors you have going on here. This would be great for the upcoming holidays.

  20. 5 stars
    I love caprese salad and this one with avocado sounds and looks so creamy and delicious.Love your beautiful and colorful pictures.

  21. 5 stars
    I love avocados so much I tend to overbuy them and then run out of ideas for them. This salad looks like the perfect solution – I just need some mozzarella since I have lots of garden basil.

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