Avocado Caprese Salad: Healthy Yet Flavorful

Avocado Caprese Salad: Healthy Yet Flavorful

Avocado Caprese Salad
Photo by Dorcy Castillo

What I like most about salads is the fact that they are so quick and easy to make. It takes no time to grab a bunch of your favorite fruits and vegetables, toss them around in a bowl, add a drizzle of salad dressing and you’re done. You can make them as simple or as fancy as you’d like.

Another great thing about salads, they make the best workday snack/lunch. Save some time out of your busy schedule and prepare a hefty amount that can last all week. Of course, use the freshest ingredients to ensure that great taste all week. What’s your workday go-to snack that gets you excited for your next lunch break?

Try this yummy avocado caprese salad recipe and let me know if it becomes one of your weekly favorites!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh arugula
  • ½ avocado, pitted and sliced
  • 3 slices or shredded fresh mozzarella cheese
  • fresh basil leaves
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (I prefer the fruitiest, lightest flavored)
  • 1½ teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • generous pinch of sugar or dollop of honey
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Optional: 1 tomatoe

With Mediterranean origin, arugula is rich in Vitamin A, which helps to prevent skin and lung cancer. I was shocked when I found that this leafy green vegetable also had plenty of minerals like copper and iron.

Preparation

Add the arugula, avocado slices and mozzarella into a bowl. Dash desired amount of basil leaves to the dish. In a separate bowl, whisk together the extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar and sugar or honey. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste. Drizzle this over the salad. Give it a little toss to make sure the arugula and basil leaves are coated and sprinkle a bit of cheese over the top. It’s that easy guys. Enjoy!

Avocado Caprese Salad
Photo by Dorcy Castillo

The ingredients in this salad are nutritious and offer a ton of health benefits. Avocados are not only flavorful, but they are rich in fiber and contribute to weight loss and reduce blood sugar spikes. While, balsamic vinegar is tangy and sweet, it is also an antioxidant that helps to protect heart and brain health. This ingredient also rids the body of cell-damaging properties.

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