With the somewhat warm temperature today, I was anxious to make something a little "summery".
Nothing reminds me of summer more than fresh basil. We grow our own basil in the summer (so easy) and always have tons of it all summer long. I love using basil to make homemade pesto, but I also love using it for caprese salad. It's such an easy, delicious appetizer!
I am a recovering mozzarella addict! So I substituted some ripe avocado for the fresh mozzarella that is traditionally used in caprese salad. The results were super yummy AND I did not miss the cheese!
- 2 Roma tomatoes
- 1/2 ripe avocado
- 8 fresh basil leaves
- 1-2 T balsamic vinegar (get the high quality stuff, it's worth the money!)
- 1T extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
- salt and pepper