I was on family vacation last week, and made this easy appetizer/salad twice. The first time, I whipped it up so I would have something to eat while my family and friends were snacking on cheese and crackers. But it ended up nearly disappearing before I even got to it. Poor cheese- you've been replaced by something healthier and fresher-tasting ;-) But in all honesty, I was really pleased to share this yummy dish, and have my family love it, especially since none of them are vegan or even vegetarian. It's a dish for everyone!
In this easy salad or appetizer, creamy avocado replaces mozzarella cheese, and you won't miss it. You can use large tomatoes and cut and prepare as a traditional caprese, with large tomato rounds and large slices of avocado, or cube everything and serve with toothpicks, as I did above. I actually really like doing the latter as an appetizer!
- 1 large, ripe avocado
- 2-3 red tomatoes of choice (I used vine-ripe)
- 2-3 yellow tomatoes, or 3/4 cup yellow cherry or pear tomatoes
- 3 Tbsp fresh chopped basil
- 2 tsp EVOO
- Sea salt and pepper to taste