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Fresh Mozzarella & Tomato Salad

 Fresh Mozzarella & Tomato Salad
A splash of lemon and hint of refreshing mint brighten up the medley of red tomatoes, creamy mozzarella and ripe avocados in this colorful, sensational salad. —Lynn Scully, Rancho Santa Fe, California
8 ServingsPrep: 25 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 6 plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 cartons (8 ounces each) fresh mozzarella cheese pearls, drained
  • 1/3 cup minced fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh mint
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 medium ripe avocados, peeled and chopped

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the tomatoes, cheese, basil, parsley and
  • mint; set aside.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the lemon juice, oil, salt and pepper. Pour
  • over tomato mixture; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at
  • least 1 hour before serving.
  • Just before serving, stir in avocados. Serve with a slotted spoon.
  • Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 3/4 cup equals 305 calories,

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Nutritional Facts: 26 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 45 mg cholesterol, 309 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 11 g protein.