Natasha's Tomato, Avocado, Basil Salad
January 04, 2015
Categories: Fresh Tomatoes, Lunch, Salads, Vegetable Salad, Fruit, Avocado, Tomato, Appetizers, North American, Budget-Friendly, Easy/Beginner Cooking, Make-Ahead, No-Cook, Quick Meals, Brunch, Entertaining, Ladies Luncheon, Summer, Valentine's Day, Weeknight Meals, Refrigerator, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian, Make it from scratch, Herbs, Spring, Kosher Dairy more
"This salad is SO good and very refreshing. The dressing is fantastic! Note that the full amount of dressing is not meant to be used in this one recipe, therefore you may want to cut the amount of dressing down. In addition, the calorie amount is incorrect. The dressing can also be used on sandwiches, salads, topping for some soups, etc. as it makes for a great condiment."
- FRESH BASIL DRESSING
- Serving Size: 1 (285.9 g)
- Calories 507.1
- Total Fat - 43.3 g
- Saturated Fat - 11.2 g
- Cholesterol - 33.6 mg
- Sodium - 919.6 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 15.1 g
- Dietary Fiber - 6.7 g
- Sugars - 4.4 g
- Protein - 18.5 g
- Calcium - 562.4 mg
- Iron - 1.4 mg
- Vitamin C - 23.1 mg
- Thiamin - 0.1 mg
Slice tomatoes into medium sized slices.
Slice mozzarella into medium sized slices (not too thin or too thick).
Cut avocados in half lengthwise, remove and discard pits, slice diagonally into medium sized slices, trying to keep them as the same size as the tomatoes and mozzarella slices.
Slice red onion very thinly sliced (if using).
On medium sized plate or platter, arrange tomatoes, avocados, onions, and mozzarella, shingle style - filling the outer rim of plate and working your way into the middle. Fit in a basil leaf on top of the mozzarella slices.
Lightly salt and sprinkle black pepper over the top to taste.
Drizzle with Fresh Basil Dressing to taste. Note that all of the dressing is not meant to be used. Reserve remainder for other use. (Great on sandwiches, salads, topping for some soups, etc.).
Decorate with more fresh basil leaves if desired.
Fresh Basil Dressing:.
Blend the basil, oil, mayonnaise, vinegar, shallots or onions, salt and pepper in a blender or food processor until smooth. Refrigerate until ready to use.
NOTE: If serving this salad for company, you may want to slice the avocado at the last minute because it browns easily. To prevent this from happening too quickly, you may sprinkle the avocado with lemon juice. But it's just as easy slicing the avocado at the last minute and fitting it under the tomato slices
Tips & Variations
No special items needed.