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Mozzarella, Avocado and Basil Salad

Mozzarella, Avocado and Basil Salad

Fresh and light, this dish is easy to prepare: here are all the steps of the recipe for mozzarella, avocado and basil salad.  


19 June, 2020
Average: 1.5 (24 votes)

Type of dish

Dietary Consideration

serves for



400 g
2 ripe
Mozzarella cheese
4 balls of cow's milk mozzarella
2 - 3 tbsp finely shredded, leaves
Extra virgin olive oil
Black pepper

This salad of mozzarella, avocado and basil is perfect for a quick and refreshing lunch-time dish, packed with flavour. Mozzarella, avocado and basil make a light salad that can be thrown together in a few minutes.  The secret of its success? A combination of textures that continue to delight the palate with each mouthful. Here are all the tips for its preparation. 

Step 01

Making Mozzarella, Avocado and Basil Salad_step 1

Start by removing the outer leaves of the lettuce. Select the crisper leaves from the heart of the lettuce and rinse them in cold water. Then dry them carefully.  


Step 02

Making Mozzarella, Avocado and Basil Salad_Step 2

Prepare the avocado by removing the stone.  Spoon out the flesh and cut it into slices. Squeeze lemon juice over the avocado slices - This will stop them from turning brown.  


Step 03

Making Mozzarella, Avocado and Basil Salad_Step 3

Wash the tomatoes and slice them. Put the oil, salt and some freshly ground pepper into a small bowl. Mix the salad dressing ingredients with a fork to obtain an emulsion.  



Step 04

Making Mozzarella, Avocado and Basil Salad_Step 4

Slice the mozzarella.

Arrange the lettuce leaves on a plate, add the tomatoes, avocado and mozzarella.

Dress with the emulsion of oil, salt and pepper.

Garnish with the basil leaves and serve. 


Useful Tips and Interesting Facts

This is a quick, fresh and extremely appetizing dish. For a perfect salad, our advice is to let the mozzarella release some of its liquid for a few minutes before arranging it on the serving dish. This mozzarella, avocado and basil salad is reminiscent of the traditional caprese salad, with tomato, mozzarella, oil, salt and oregano. For a salad with an extra crunchy texture, try adding some finely chopped walnuts or hazelnuts, or as an alternative, sesame, linen or pumpkin seeds.



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