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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*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 142mg 6%
Potassium 585mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 2g
Protein 9g 18%
Vitamin A 10.5%
Vitamin C 26.6%
Calcium 17.7%
Iron 5.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.