The grass is getting greener 🌱and bikini πŸ‘™ season is creepy up on us… time for Summer Salads that still tantalize the taste buds πŸ˜‹ but are easy on the waistline πŸ‘ŒπŸ» (okay, minus the pepperoni πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ)!

Cucumber Avocado Mozzarella Salad with Pepperoni Crumbles


Ingredients

  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella
  • 2 Avocados
  • 3 mini cucumbers
  • 8 oz pepperoni slices
  • 2 tbsp minced pepperoncini
  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tbsp white balsamic vinegar
  • 5 compari tomatoes
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tbsp freshly chopped oregano

Instructions

Preheat a cast iron pan to medium-low and cook pepperoni slices until browned 10-12 minutes, drain on a paper towel and transfer to a food processor and pulse until finely ground. Add olive oil, lemon juice, balsamic, salt, and oregano to a small mixing bowl and whisk until salt is dissolved.  Petite dice the mozzarella, Avocados, cucumbers, pepperoncini, and tomatoes and transfer to a medium-sized mixing bowl. Pour dressing over the salad and fold gently with a spatula until evenly coated taste for seasoning. Top with pepperoni bits. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 2821kcal Calories from fat 2074
% Daily Value
Total Fat 230g 354%
Saturated Fat 75g 375%
Transfat 4g
Cholesterol 417mg 139%
Sodium 5641mg 235%
Carbohydrate 84g 28%
Dietary Fiber 40g 160%
Sugars 30g
Protein 118g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g