Caprese Stuffed Avocados

Caprese Stuffed Avocados
During the summer one of my favourite things is all of the fresh ripe tomatoes and basil and the combination of the two is absolutely fabulous! Things get even better when you add some fresh mozzarella and touch of balsamic vinegar to the mix, caprese salad style, and I often like to throw some diced avocado in as well. These caprese stuffed avocados are a slightly different take on that idea where an avocado half is filled with a mixture of diced tomatoes and fresh mozzarella tossed in a homemade basil pesto served on a bed of salad greens all topped with a drizzle of balsamic reduction! The combination of the cool and creamy avocado, juicy tomatoes, mozzarella, fresh basil pesto and tangy balsamic vinegar is simply divine; pure summer on a plate!

Caprese Stuffed Avocados
You can serve these caprese stuffed avocados as a starter or appetizer with just half an avocado or serve it as a light meal with two halves of an avocado!

Caprese Stuffed Avocados

Caprese Stuffed Avocados

Caprese Stuffed Avocados

Caprese Stuffed Avocados
Caprese Stuffed Avocados

Caprese Stuffed Avocados

Prep Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 10 minutes Servings: 4

Avocados stuffed with fresh tomatoes and mozzarella tossed in basil pesto and finished with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.

  • 2 avocados, cut in half, stone and skin removed
  • 1 cup salad greens
  • 1 cup tomato, diced
  • 1/2 cup fresh mozzarella, diced
  • 2 tablespoons basil pesto
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic reduction
  1. Plate the avocado on the salad greens and top with the mixture of the tomato, mozzarella and pesto followed by a drizzle of the balsamic reduction.

Note: To make the balsamic reduction, simmer balsamic vinegar until it reduces to 1/2 to 1/4 or the desired thickness and let cool before using.
Nutrition Facts: Calories 257, Fat 22.2g (Saturated 5.6g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 8mg, Sodium 96mg, Carbs 11.4g (Fiber 7.5g, Sugars 1.7g), Protein 6.5g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam


HipFoodie Mom said...

Kevin, I LOVE this idea!!! all the flavors here are amazing! love the basil pesto too!!! going to try this for sure!

NotesFromAbroad said...

I just bought mozzarella balls at the market , this will be tonights dinner ! thank you Kevin :)

Julie @ Table for Two said...

Ah I love the idea of stuffing avocados!!

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar said...

Ohhhh yes!! This looks unreal Kevin! I wish I had this right now.

Maria said...

Great summer recipe!

Heather Christo said...

gorgeous!!! I love caprese, and I love a stuffed avocado- together they are perfect!

Jenny said...

These are so awesome Kevin! Great flavors.

timmychoo said...

I love anything caprese and you have so many ideas to incorporate the ingredients into something new and different. Love your recipes!!

Gabriel @ The Dinner Special podcast said...

Caprese salad is one of my all-time favourites, and to stuff it into an avocado - why have I never done this?!

marla {Family Fresh Cooking} said...

These are great for appetizers, but I could certainly make a full meal out of it!!

Gaby Dalkin said...

LOVE this!! I could eat these for all the snacks, lunch and dinner!!

Shawn @ I Wash You Dry said...

I love love love caprese and tomato! Stuffing avocados is a fabulous idea. They look so good!

Anonymous said...

going out to get avocados now!

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