Tomato, Avocado and Mozzarella Salad with Cilantro Vinaigrette

Pati Jinich

Tomato, Avocado and Mozzarella Salad with Cilantro Vinaigrette
Nutrition Facts
Tomato, Avocado and Mozzarella Salad with Cilantro Vinaigrette
Amount Per Serving 2
Calories 740 Calories from Fat 570
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 65g 100%
Saturated Fat 19g 95%
Trans Fat 0g  
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g  
Monounsaturated Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 90mg 30%
Sodium 960mg 40%
Potassium 0mg 100%
Total Carbohydrates 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugar 7g  
Protein 29g 0%
Vitamin A 50%
Vitamin C 50%
Calcium 60%
Iron 10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cilantro leaves and upper part of stems, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt, or to taste
  • 1 pound fresh mozzarella, or oaxaca cheese, thickly sliced
  • 1 1/2 pounds firm ripe tomatoes, thickly sliced
  • 2 ripe Avocados From Mexico, halved, pitted, meat scooped and sliced
  • Credit: Pati Jinich

Instructions

  1. Put the cilantro, olive oil, vegetable oil, vinegar, garlic clove, sugar and salt in a blender and puree until smooth. The vinaigrette may be made ahead of time and kept tightly covered in the refrigerator for up to a week. Shake vigorously or whisk before using.
  2. Alternate slices of tomato, mozzarella and avocado on a large platter or individual salad plates. Spoon a generous amount of the cilantro vinaigrette on top.

Reviews

Nutrition Facts
Tomato, Avocado and Mozzarella Salad with Cilantro Vinaigrette
Amount Per Serving 2
Calories 740 Calories from Fat 570
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 65g 100%
Saturated Fat 19g 95%
Trans Fat 0g  
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g  
Monounsaturated Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 90mg 30%
Sodium 960mg 40%
Potassium 0mg 100%
Total Carbohydrates 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugar 7g  
Protein 29g 0%
Vitamin A 50%
Vitamin C 50%
Calcium 60%
Iron 10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Did you know the avocado is a fruit, not a vegetable? Learn more about the amazing avocado, including its rich history, cultural impact and tasty ways to eat this delicious superfood in guacamole as well as other dishes!

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