Tomato, Avocado, Mozzarella & Arugula Stack Salad

Tomato Stack Overhead

There is nothing better than fresh summer tomatoes! I love the delicious and colorful heirloom varieties- they are sweet,  juicy and taste so fresh. This recipe is a twist on the common tomato mozzarella salad that I love to enjoy so much during the summer months. I added in creamy avocado, smoked mozzarella, and some tangy arugula and then topped it off with a drizzle of basil olive oil, dash of salt and pepper, stack it all up and voila- a eye catching, wonderful tasting summer salad! Cricket especially loved the smoked mozzarella- I offered her just a little taste!

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Tomato, Avocado, Mozzarella & Arugula Stack Salad

A twist on the basic tomato mozzarella salad including avocado, arugula, smoked mozzarella, and basil olive oil.

  • 4 large heirloom tomatoes (in different colors/varieties)
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 package of smoked mozzarella (paleo/dairy-free use KITE HILL brand almond milk based cheese found at Whole Foods stores:
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup arugula
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped basil
  • dash of salt and pepper
  1. Slice your tomatoes about 1/8″ thick
  2. Slice your avocado in half, remove pit, and slice 1/8″ thick sections
  3. Slice the smoked mozzarella into 1/8″ rounds
  4. Blend the olive oil and basil in a blender (I used a small bullet blender- worked great!)
  5. Stack alternating layers of tomato, avocado, arugula, mozzarella, drizzling your basil olive oil and adding a dash of salt and pepper in between some of the layers
  6. Top it off with an additional drizzle of basil olive oil
  7. Note: This also can be prepared in bite-sized portions using mini tomatoes, just secure them with a tooth pick so they stay stacked until enjoyed!

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