California Avocado Caprese Salad
Ingredients1 ripe, Fresh California Avocado, seeded, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch slices 2 lemons, juiced 2 ripe tomatoes, each cut into 1/4-inch slices 8 medium fresh basil leaves 1 (8-oz.) ball of fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/4-inch slices 1/4 cup lemon-scented olive oil 3 Tbsp. capers, drained As needed Sea salt, to taste As needed Fresh ground black pepper, to taste
- Place avocado slices in shallow bowl and dress with lemon juice, making sure all slices are coated.
- On individual salad plates, layer tomato slice, fresh basil leaf, mozzarella slice and avocado slice. Repeat with a second tomato slice, fresh basil leaf, mozzarella slice and avocado slice alongside. Drizzle with lemon-scented olive oil and sprinkle capers over all. Repeat process for each plate.
- Season with sea salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste.
*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.
As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados