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Grape Caprese Avocado Salad + Balsamic Reduction (Vegan+GF)

Sometimes the simplest things are the best and that's exactly the case with this minimal ingredient salad.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Marinating Time 25 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings


Balsamic Reduction:

  • 3/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar


  • 3 cups loosely packed red leaf lettuce
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes sliced in half
  • 1 cup red grapes sliced in half
  • 1 medium avocado sliced
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 block firm tofu drained and dried of excess liquid
  • 1 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • sea salt and black pepper to taste


  1. Cut the tofu into small cubes and throw into a bowl and add apple cider vinegar and a sprinkle of salt. Toss to coat. Place in the fridge to marinate for 15-30 minutes
  2. For the reduction, combine sugar and balsamic in a small saucepan over low heat. Simmer for about 10 minutes until thickened, then remove from heat and cool.
  3. Combine ingredients for salad in a large bowl and toss together gently. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.
  4. Top salad immediately before serving or serve per individual.