Total Time: 15 minutes
Avocado, Mozzarella & Tomato Balsamic Salad
This salad is an enhancement of a traditional carprese salad. Here the carprese gets an upgrade with additions of avocado, butter lettuce and a sweet balsamic glaze.
1 -2 heads of butter lettuce, washed and torn into large bite-sized pieces
8 oz. baby mozzarella balls
10 oz. grape or cherry tomatoes, rinsed
2 avocados, peeled and diced
1 cup balsamic vinegar
3 T. brown sugar
kosher salt and pepper
Make balsamic glaze by placing vinegar and sugar in a saucepan on medium heat. Bring just to a boil and then reduce heat. Simmer until it has reduced by half. Remove from heat and put into a glass container to cool. Refrigerate until ready to serve. (Pre-made balsamic reductions are available in your grocery store in the vinegar section).
Place lettuce in a bowl. Add mozzarella, tomatoes, and avocados. Drizzle with glaze. Sprinkle with salt and pepper if desired.