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Caprese Salad with the Most Delicious Twist

November 12, 2019 in Easy Recipes, I Adore What I Love
CAPRESE SALAD WITH THE MOST DELICIOUS TWIST :: I Adore What I Love Blog :: #iadorewhatilove

OMG!!! This salad is about to blow your mind – and your tastebuds – because it is SO freaking good! The way it came about was a total accident, but pretty much the best accident ever!!

CAPRESE SALAD WITH THE MOST DELICIOUS TWIST :: I Adore What I Love Blog :: #iadorewhatilove

So here’s the backstory: a few weeks ago for dinner I decided I was going to make my favorite caprese salad because I knew I had tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and basil in the house. What I didn’t realize until after cutting up the ingredients and putting everything into the bowl was that I didn’t have the balsamic glaze that I would normally use to tie it all together. Well shux! So instead of getting all upset and annoyed {since I literally just made the salad and it was ready to go {sans the most important part!!!}}, I decided that I was going to turn this little mishap into a positive situation and get creative!

CAPRESE SALAD WITH THE MOST DELICIOUS TWIST :: I Adore What I Love Blog :: #iadorewhatilove

My kids were eating avocados and sliced and peeled apples as part of their dinner and the light bulb went off to put both in the caprese salad mix. So I did! And then another lightbulb went off to top the whole salad off with HONEY!! Yes, honey!!!! Honey goes with apples! It goes with cheese! And I wasn’t sure about the honey + tomatoes + basil trio but turns out it works perfectly with all of it!! SO MUCH YES!!

CAPRESE SALAD WITH THE MOST DELICIOUS TWIST :: I Adore What I Love Blog :: #iadorewhatilove

Moral of the story: this caprese salad with a surprise delish twist was INCREDIBLE. And if I do say so myself, the addition of apples and avocados is perfection while using honey instead of balsamic is a welcome change :) The honey gives the whole thing an amazing sweetness that makes you want more! Can you tell that I’m totally giving myself all the recipe creation props right now?! Haha I’m just excited about it, what can I say!

CAPRESE SALAD WITH THE MOST DELICIOUS TWIST :: I Adore What I Love Blog :: #iadorewhatilove

Did I mention that my husband loved it too and said that it was better than a regular caprese salad?! He’s a total foodie who’s always honest so when he really enjoys something that I make – and that something just so happens to be a dish that I came up with myself – I feel all the more validated in sharing it with you guys! Not a joke – this is total winner and I know you’re going to love it! Here’s the recipe…

CAPRESE SALAD WITH THE MOST DELICIOUS TWIST :: I Adore What I Love Blog :: #iadorewhatilove


Dana Ivy
This is not your average caprese salad! It's better!
Total Time 15 mins
Course Salad


  • 3 apples peeled and diced
  • 1 lb Fresh Mozzarella Cheese Log I buy the pre-sliced, and then slice them into cubes even more!
  • 3 avocados take avocado out of the shell and cube it
  • 5 Roma Tomatoes cubed
  • 1 big bunch hand ripped fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup honey


  • Add all ingredients, except honey, into a bowl and mix delicately.
  • Pour honey over the salad immediately before serving. Add more or less to taste.
  • Enjoy!!! Refrigerate the leftovers, if you have any! They will keep for a day.
Keyword caprese
CAPRESE SALAD WITH THE MOST DELICIOUS TWIST :: I Adore What I Love Blog :: #iadorewhatilove

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My Name is Dana Ivy.

Hey hey! I’m a MOM of two, here to share and I’m so happy you found me!! As a Chicago lifer {currently settled in the North Shore ‘burbs}, self-admitted shopping addict, and foodie, at the core I’m really just a mom {and a wife, gotta give a shout-out to my hubby!} just trying to balance it all! My two crazy toddler boys, Brody {who’s 5} and Levi {who’s 3} are my whole entire world and while being their mom is the BEST thing ever, it ain’t always easy! The chaos is real and because I adore mom life SO MUCH, I wouldn’t have it any other way. Would you?? I created this space for all the moms out there who are just trying to get by... I want to help make your lives a little easier, one blog post at a time! Join me on my quest to share allll the mom tips, simple style ideas, REALLY easy recipes {if I can do it, you can do it!!}, and our travels. Read More.

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