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Flashback Friday ~ Barcelona Salad

We have really enjoyed some wonderful Mediterranean dishes while traveling in Europe.  I never tire of this simple mixture of tomatoes and avocados, blended with herbs and cheeses.  You can also make skewers from the same selection and use them as appetizers.  This is also known as a Caprese Salad.
One of the things I have noticed with Flashback Fridays is how we have changed our presentation styles from almost 10 years ago.  This time I've mixed it up and created a small Roma tomato as a single salad dish with the same results.  It's fun to be creative with food.

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 basil, avocados, tomatoes, and bocconcini. 
  4. Pour dressing over your ingredients.
  5. Sprinkle with fresh basil.


  1. This looks refreshing...and so simple. I love the little appetizers.

  2. I so enjoyed my little bite of this salad yesterday, Marg. Happy to see the recipe today.

  3. This really would make a refreshing dish on a hot day!!