Avocado Salad with Tomatoes, Mozzarella, and Basil Pesto

Avocado Salad with Tomatoes, Mozzarella, and Basil Pesto – healthy recipe packed with nutrients and lots of fresh ingredients!  Perfect Spring and Summer salad!   Small fresh Mozzarella cheese balls are delicious when combined with avocado in this easy salad that also features red and yellow cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, and red onions.  The dressing for this avocado salad couldn’t be easier to make – just combine fresh basil pesto with lemon juice!  Basil pesto makes a perfect salad dressing as it is packed with olive oil. One of many reasons that I love Summer is that it’s a perfect time of the year to make salads. I’ve been making all kinds of salads, including my favorite beet salad with spinach, goat cheese, and cashews and strawberry spinach salad.
Well, now I’ve got another favorite!  This recipe just screams Summer!  I love using red and yellow cherry tomatoes (each sliced in half) in this avocado salad because they add natural color and look really good with the small fresh Mozzarella cheese balls and other diced ingredients.
So easy to make!  Just combine all the ingredients together, toss with a simple basil pesto dressing and the salad is ready!
Avocado Salad with Tomatoes, Mozzarella, Basil Pesto
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
30 mins
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
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 264 kcal
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.
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