Mint Pesto Heirloom Tomato & Avocado Caprese Salad

Recipe Mint Pesto Heirloom Tomato Avocado Caprese Salad01

A fresh take on a classic Italian salad.
Refreshing, zingy and colourful. A sure fire crowd pleaser!


  • 3 large heirloom tomatoes
  • 2 large buffalo mozzarella
  • 1 avocado
  • salt & pepper
  • Pinch of chilli flakes
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon

Mint pesto

  • 1 bunch mint-save tips for garnish
  • 1 stalk basil leaves-extra for garnish
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ¼ cup pine nuts
  • zest of 1 lemon-extra zest for garnish
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • ⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • salt & pepper-to taste


  1. In a food processor, pulse together mint, basil, garlic, pine nuts, rind, lemon juice, EVOO, salt and pepper until smooth.
  2. Slice tomatoes and mozzarella into 1/2 cm thick and arrange alternately around on a plate.
  3. Peel and dice avocado into 1cm square pieces. Arrange onto centre of plate.
  4. Season with salt and pepper, extra squeeze of lemon juice, then drizzle pesto over the top. Finish with a sprinkling of chilli flakes, mint leaves, basil leaves and a sprinkling of lemon rind.

Serve on an EVOO soaked crusty sourdough bread.

Recipe Mint Pesto Heirloom Tomato Avocado Caprese Salad02