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Avocado Salad with Tomatoes, Mozzarella, Basil Pesto-5

Avocado Salad with Tomatoes, Mozzarella, Basil Pesto

Healthy and delicious Spring and Summer salad: Avocado Salad with Tomatoes, Mozzarella, Basil Pesto.  Simple recipe that uses fresh ingredients: tomatoes, cucumber, avocado, fresh small Mozzarella cheese balls, red onions, and basil pesto dressing.  

Course Salad
Cuisine Italian, Mediterranean
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 264 kcal
Author Julia

Ingredients

Avocado Salad Ingredients:

  • 1/2 pound red cherry tomatoes or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 pound yellow cherry tomatoes or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 2 avocados , diced
  • 1 cucumber , sliced
  • 1/3 cup red onion , diced
  • 8 ounces small fresh mozzarella cheese balls

Salad Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup basil pesto
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine halved red and yellow cherry or grape tomatoes, diced avocado, sliced cucumber, diced red onion, small fresh mozzarella cheese balls.

  2. Add basil pesto and lemon juice to the salad and toss to combine.  Season with salt and pepper, if desired. Use more basil pesto, if desired.

Nutrition Facts
Avocado Salad with Tomatoes, Mozzarella, Basil Pesto
Amount Per Serving
Calories 264 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 14mg5%
Sodium 142mg6%
Potassium 585mg17%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 525IU11%
Vitamin C 21.9mg27%
Calcium 177mg18%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.