This Italian-style tomato avocado salad is loaded with tons of fresh tomatoes, avocados, cucumbers, and soft mozzarella cheese for one killer summer salad!
My newest summer salad crush is finally making an appearance. <<< and obviously staying around awhile.
Awhile = all summer? I could live with that.
I don’t really need to explain my reasoning of why, right? Taking a quick gander at all those gorgeous tomatoes, cucumbers, avocados, AND mozzarella is reason enough I’m hoping.
Yes. Let the salad diet commence for the rest of all the summer days.
So here’s the thing. This salad as you can probably guess is literally the easiest thing you’re ever gonna pull off.
Veggies + mozzarella + a large-ish handful of basil go in the bowl…
…moments later a quick, Italian-style dressing gets dumped on top. And I’m positive I hear angels singing right now.
Pssssssst…pro tip: the longer you let this salad marinate in the dressing the better it’ll taste. I like to let it chill for a few hours at least and it’s glorious.
Glorious for a few nanoseconds approximately and then it’s gone. Because it was eaten, obviously.
Isn’t it so pretty? I’d eat it straight from the bowl if I were you. More efficient?
Italian Mozzarella Cucumber Tomato Avocado Salad
- 2 medium cucumbers peeled, and quarter-sliced
- 2 medium tomatoes quarter-sliced
- 2 ripe avocados pitted and diced
- 8 oz fresh mozzarella balls
- 3 tablespoons fresh minced basil
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup white vinegar
- 1 tablespoon agave syrup
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- Salt and pepper to taste
- In a large bowl, combine cucumber, tomatoes, avocado, mozzarella, and fresh basil.
- In a separate small bowl, whisk all dressing ingredients until smooth. Pour over veggies and toss to combine. Season salad with salt and pepper to taste and refrigerate at least 30 minutes to allow flavors to meld. Enjoy!
Ashley - The Recipe Rebel says
This is the salad of my kids’ dreams right here! They LOVE tomatoes, avocados and cucumbers AND cheese BIG time — this would be gone instantly!
This is my kind of salad ! Love that you used mozzarella, great conbination. Can’t wait to try it!
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says
This is definitely one big, beautiful summer salad! I love the mozzarella, tomatoes and avocado in here. I think I would eat this all, and not share with anyone!
I found this recipe a few weeks ago and I’m obsessed with the dressing! It calls for ingredients that I already have on had most of the time, other than the agave syrup, which I just use honey instead. I don’t necessarily make the exact salad because my husband won’t eat it, but I make regular salad for him and a modified “regular” salad for me but with the avocado, tomato, cheese, and dressing, for me. Do you have other dressing recipes that might be kind of similar to this one? I would love to try different dressing recipes that are as easy as this one to make.
Hi Nancy! So glad to hear you love this dressing! I’m attaching several links to a few other salad recipes with dressings I think you’ll enjoy! https://wholeandheavenlyoven.com/2020/10/26/candied-pecan-turkey-cranberry-apple-spinach-salad/
Nancy Beals says
Thank you so much! I’ll definitely be checking those out!
Jo Ann says
I made this salad twice and it was delicious! I am going to make it again this weekend. This was one of the best salads with the dressing f that I
Have ever made . It is a keeper! Thanks so much for the recipe. I even took pictures of it!!
Wonderful to hear, Jo Ann! I would love to see pictures if you have an Instagram and would like to share! Make sure to tag my handle @wholeandheavenlyoven 🙂