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Texas Caprese Salad


  • Salad Ingredients
  • Heirloom grape tomatoes
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 1 jalapeno seeded and cubed
  • 1 block queso fresco cut into small wedges
  • toothpicks
  • Avocado Vinaigrette
  • 1 T cilantro
  • 2 ripe haas avocados
  • 1 T cumin seeds toasted the finely ground
  • 5 T fresh lime juice
  • 1 T white wine vinegar
  • 1 T avocado oil
  • 1 shallot finely diced
  • 1 roasted japaleno seeded
  • canola oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


In a food processor, place the first 8 vinaigrette ingredients and start to process. Slowly add canola oil until you reach a smooth, creamy texture. Set aside.

Assemble salad by placing queso fresco wedge, one cilantro leaf, one jalapeno cube, and lastly a grape tomato.
Drizzle with avocado vinaigrette and avocado oil then serve

Texas Caprese Salad

Submitted by Donna & Paul Russell

Try this caprese recipe with the Texas-sized flavors

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