Find perfection in this delicious “Caprese Everything but the Bagel Avocado Salad” with Lemon – an incredible side salad or full lunch that will explode your taste buds. Caprese is already a cant go wrong recipe and once you taste this salad with Everything Bagel seasoning, you will be asking yourself where its been your whole life – trust.
To get started, gather the following ingredients. Then scroll down to the full recipe and measurement card on the bottom of the post to learn how to assemble this salad.
The recipe card is a condensed version of this post with step by step instructions and measurements and is super easy to print for a shopping list.
Here is what you need to check for to get started:
- grape tomatoes
- mozzarella pearls
- fresh basil
- lemon or lemon juice
- balsamic glaze
- everything bagel seasoning
Where to Buy Everything Bagel Seasoning
Everything bagel is a combination of poppy seeds, toasted sesame seeds, dried minced garlic, dried minced onion, and sea salt.
You can find seasonings like this in the regular spice aisle. I have seen Everything Bagel Seasoning at Publix, Aldi, Trader Joe’s and Fresh Market, even Walmart carries it, so I believe its widely available.
If you cannot find it at your local grocery, try Amazon.
Two favorite Balsamic Glaze Brands
In the past, I have simple made homemade balsamic glaze by reducing balsamic vinegar. But it takes time and once I discovered you can purchase Balsamic Glaze already done and the perfect consistency every time, I never looked back.
My two favorite brands are
- Monari Federzoni Balsamic Vinegar Glaze
- Bertolli Balsamic Glaze
How to make Everything But the Bagel Avocado Salad
Before you get started, you need to prep your vegetables.
First quarter your tomatoes, cut your fresh basil, cut your avocado and drain any water out of your mozzarella pearls container (they often come in water).
To make your mozzarella go further, you could also cut the pearls in half IF you wanted to (Not shown here).
Place tomatoes, cheese, avocado and basil in a large mixing bowl.
Squeeze juice of one lemon on mixture. If you have lemon juice but no fresh lemons available, substitute with 1-2 tablespoons of juice.
Mix well to evenly coat.
Add Everything bagel seasoning (at least 1 tablespoon, but more if you’d like) and mix well.
Spoon into a serving bowl and drizzle with balsamic glaze and additional seasoning if desired.
This salad is best made and served immediately as avocado browns when left in the fridge.
While it tastes the same, it doesn’t look as appetizing to eat.
How Many Does this Salad Serve?
I think side salads are pretty subjective when it comes to servings.
It depends if you are eating it as a meal or with a meal, but overall this salad can serve approximately 4.
Everything but the Bagel Avocado Salad
- 1 container - 10 oz/1 dry pint, grape tomatoes, quartered
- 1 container - 8 oz, mozzarella pearls, drained
- 1 avocado - chopped
- 1 cup chopped fresh basil
- 1 lemon
- balsamic glaze
- everything but the bagel seasoning
- Prep Caprese Ingredients
- Quarter Grape Tomatoes
- Dice Avocado
- Drain Mozzarella Pearls if needed (depends on your container)
- Chop Fresh Basil
- Assemble Salad
- Place tomatoes, cheese, avocado and basil in a large mixing bowl. Mix well.
- Squeeze juice of one lemon on mixture. Mix well to evenly coat.
- Add everything bagel seasoning (at least 1 tablespoon, but more if you'd like) and mix well.
- Spoon into a serving bowl and drizzle with balsamic glaze and additional seasoning if desired.
- Serve immediately.