' Loaded Avocado Caprese Salad with Shrimp - Vino Mas

Loaded Avocado Caprese Salad with Shrimp


  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, (halved)
  • 1 medium avocado, (sliced or diced)
  • 1 large english cucumber, (thinly sliced)
  • 1/2 medium red onion, (thinly sliced)
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella pearls, (or sliced)
  • 5 oz fresh basil leaves, (roughly chopped)
  • 1 lb wild caught shrimp, (peeled and deveined )
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper, (to taste)
  • 1 tbsp basil pesto
  • 3 tbsp basil pesto, (store-bought or homeade)
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp balsamic glaze, (store-bought or homemade)
  • salt and pepper, (to taste)
  • Garnishment:
  • Fresh basil, (roughly chopped)
  • Balsamic glaze (store-bought or homemade)
  • Fresh lemon juice, (optional - but delicious)

Step 1:  Place a large, nonstick pan over medium heat with olive oil.Once the olive oil has heated, add the shrimp and season with salt, pepper,  and garlic powder. Squeeze 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice over the top.  Cook 1-2 minutes per side and flip, cooking an additional 1-2 minutes or until cooked through and pink. Remove from burner and toss with 1 tablespoon of basil pesto. Allow to cool to room temperature and then place in the fridge to cool even further while you prepare the salad.

Step 2:  In a large salad bowl combine tomatoes, mozzarella pearls, cucumber, red onion, and basil.

Step 3:  Combine the ingredients for the dressing in a small mixing bowl and pour over the salad.

Step 4:  Add in the cooked shrimp and gently toss to coat. Taste test and add more salt and pepper, as needed. Drizzle with extra balsamic glaze and a fresh squeeze of lemon juice (both optional). Garnish with avocado and freshly chopped basil leaves.

Paired with Bindo White Blend
Recipe from "with peanut butter on top" website

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