Healthy Avocado Caprese Salad (Dairy-Free)
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Yield: 2
  • 1 large ripe tomato
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 small watermelon radish
  • 6-8 large basil leaves
  • balsamic vinegar (look for aged so it's thick)
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  1. Slice the tomato and arrange on a plate.
  2. Slice the avocado and add in between the tomatoes.
  3. Thinly slice the watermelon radish on a mandoline and arrange on the plate (the watermelon radish can be omitted if you prefer.)
  4. Thinly slice the basil leaves and sprinkle on top of the salad.
  5. Sprinkle a few pinches of sea salt and freshly ground black pepper over the ingredients.
  6. Drizzle with aged balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil. The amounts are flexible, I used about three tablespoons of each in the photo here.
  7. Serve immediately.
- Servings of this recipe vary. I plan for one large tomato, one small avocado, and one small watermelon radish per person when using this as a side dish.
- Look for aged balsamic vinegar as it will be thicker and sweeter (it's better for drizzling).
- Watermelon radish is a pretty green and pink type of radish. It has a mild radish flavor and can be omitted if you can't find one or prefer not to use it. I find the flavor of a regular radish too strong for this dish.
Recipe by Elizabeth Rider at