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Barcelona Salad

While on my last trip to Europe in Spring, we enjoyed trying Mediterranean dishes.
We went to this little quaint restaurant and ordered this avocado/tomato salad. Hm.....
This was delicious. But it was too easy...lettuce, tomatoes, avocados, and fresh basil. I know that I always have those ingredients in my home. But what was in that dressing? That became the discussion of our entire meal.
The next night we went back to that same little restaurant and ordered exactly the same salad.
So I think I have experimented enough with dressings over the past months that I will post this recipe. I know my family has enjoyed this salad with a Mediterranean flare.

Salad Ingredients
  • Avocados
  • lettuce greens
  • Roma tomatoes or grape tomatoes
  • Boccocine, medallions or mini-mini (fresh soft cheese)
  • Fresh Basil
  • short skewer sticks
Mediterranean Salad Dressing
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 large garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons liquid honey 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
  1. Place all ingredients in a bowl, and whisk thoroughly to combine.
  2. I often use my small immersion blender to mix this dressing.
  3. Arrange your salad bowls or skewers with lettuce, adding avocados, tomatoes, and bocconcini. 
  4. Pour dressing over your ingredients.
  5. Sprinkle with fresh basil.
Hope you can add this to your favorites. Don't forget to add a loaf of Rustic Italian Bread.
It goes well with any salad. It becomes a whole meal.


  1. This would be wonderful for lunch when you need a light meal.

  2. what a great salad to add to any meal

  3. The salad dressing sounds really delicious!...The addition of the sundried tomatoes is something I haven't added before to my dressings. Looking forward to trying it soon. Thanks for sharing...

  4. That sounds good! I have a ripe avocado today! hmmm!

  5. Why is it that on a 'soup day' I am wishing for a Mediterranean sald? It looks good...and I rather like your plate and tablecloth as well.

  6. How colorful and full of all my favorite veggies!!

  7. Can't wait to try it...I wish I could do that with new foods...oh to be able to analyze the flavors to come up with a recipe. THANKS...

  8. This looks delicious - we will be having it for dinner tonight.

    Thanks for sharing.


  9. Delicious recipe. Thanks for sharing it and for figuring out the dressing!


  10. I am always fascinated by new and unfamiliar dressings as they can change a basic dish into something delicious.Trying to work out what is in them can entertain me for a whole evening.


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