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Avocado Caprese Chopped Salad
polenta cubes / peaches / walnuts

Active: 25 minTotal: 25 min

To make this meal gluten-free, we deconstruct a classic caprese sandwich and make it into a vibrant and full salad with peaches, walnuts, polenta cubes, and avocado. No one will miss the meat tonight, we promise!
Smarts: Premade polenta is a good shortcut to use every once in awhile and it comes in handy for this quick salad.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
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Avocado Caprese Chopped Salad:
  • Balsamic vinegar - 2 Tbsp
  • Dijon mustard - 2 tsp
  • Maple syrup - 2 tsp
  • Cooking oil - 1/4 cup
  • Basil - 2 sprigs, leaves chiffonade
  • Shallots - 1/2 bulb, chopped
  • Polenta, pre-cooked - 10 oz, cubed
  • Tomatoes, heirloom preferable - 1 lb, cubed
  • Avocado, large - 1, cubed
  • Mozzarella, fresh - 8 oz, cubed
  • Peaches - 1/2 lb, sliced
  • Baby spinach or romaine lettuce - 5 oz, chopped
  • Walnuts, crushed - 1/4 cup

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Prep

  1. Make vinaigrette - Whisk together balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, maple syrup, and cooking oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Basil / Shallots - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  3. Polenta / Tomatoes / Avocado / Mozzarella / Peaches - Prep as directed.
  4. Romaine lettuce - Chop.

Make

  1. Heat a non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Add some oil to the pan and then polenta cubes to heated oil. Saute until crispy and golden on the outside, 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  2. Toss vinaigrette with lettuce, basil, shallots, tomatoes, avocado, mozzarella, peaches, walnuts, and polenta cubes.

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Reviews

This meal has 36 reviews

yummy sandwich, and easy to make. I didn't have avocados that were ripe, so I added a little black forest ham, which turned out lovely. Same for the salad- didn't have peaches, but it was still delicious. Will make again for lunch!

By: Trilce
Posted: Aug 30, 2015
Diet: Original

A great summer time lunch!

By: Sarah
Posted: Jul 04, 2015
Diet: Original

Yum! I roasted cherry tomatoes with thyme, sea salt & garlic. I used arugula and basil and tossed it in a little balsamic before placing it on the sandwich. I toasted the sandwich (before adding basil and arugula mix) in the broiler and it was fabulous.

By: Melissa
Posted: Jun 14, 2015
Diet: Original

Don't need quite as much peaches, tomatoes as advetised. Next time lighter on the maple syrup. But overall superb salad.

By: Marisa
Posted: May 28, 2015
Diet: Paleo

Loved it! So easy and fast to make

By: kelly
Posted: May 28, 2015
Diet: Original

Made for great leftovers. Could have used more basil.

By: Simona
Posted: May 26, 2015
Diet: Paleo