Caprese Tropical Avocado Salad


By Lori Taylor

This recipe for Caprese Tropical Avocado Salad is sponsored by Desbry, a member of The Produce Moms’ family of partners.

Caprese Tropical Avocado Salad

Caprese salad is a classic Italian dish made with tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and basil. This beloved salad often makes an appearance at parties and get-togethers, sometimes in its classic form and sometimes with a twist — like on skewers or turned into a pasta salad.

This recipe is another take on Caprese salad. The traditional caprese ingredients are all placed on top of thick slices of tropical avocado. Then, everything is drizzled with a rich balsamic glaze.

Caprese Tropical Avocado SaladTropical avocados are naturally double or triple the size of typical avocados, which means less time peeling and slicing and more time enjoying! They boast a slightly lower fat content (10.06 grams per serving), which gives them a lighter, sturdier texture, making them great for slicing and dicing.

They have a smooth skin that stays bright green even when they’re ripe. And while you can find them at your local grocery store year-round, you’ll find that they have the best flavor and quality from mid-October through mid-May.

Caprese Tropical Avocado Salad

Caprese Tropical Avocado Salad

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Course: Salads
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Kid-Friendly, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 servings


  • 1 Desbry Tropical Avocado sliced
  • 1/2 cup snacking tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup minature mozzarella balls
  • 1/4 red onion sliced
  • basil torn, to taste
  • balsamic glaze to taste


  • Drizzle the tropical avocado slices with olive oil and add salt to taste. Cover and place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • Add snacking tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, and red onion on top of avocado slices. Drizzle with balsamic glaze.

Be sure to add Desbry tropical avocados to your grocery list and give this salad a try. And remember you can always purchase Desbry Tropical Avocados and have them delivered directly to your doorstep through Tropical Fruit Box. They even make the perfect gift! Share your recipe review in the comments below or tag us in your recipe photos on Instagram @theproducemoms and @desbryproduce.


Try these other tropical avocado salad recipes too!

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Lori Taylor

Author: Lori Taylor

Lori Taylor is the Founder & CEO of The Produce Moms. For ten years she sold fresh produce to over 300 grocery stores throughout the United States, and today she is fully focused on working with the produce supply chain, media, and government to increase fresh produce access & consumption in the US and around the globe. Connect with Lori on LinkedIn.

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