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Caprese Stuffed Avocado

Overhead of avocados stuffed with tomatoes, mozzarella and basil on wood board

Caprese Stuffed Avocado

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Serves: 6 Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pint of cherry or grape tomatoes, cut in half
  • 8 oz or ½ lb of mozzarella pearls
  • 1/2 cup basil oil (if you can't find basil oil, use extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 4 avocados, cut in half, remove pit and skin -- leave the halves in tact so you can stuff them
  • 10 ounces of your favorite salad mix -- arugula, mixed greens, radicchio
  • 6- 8 fresh basil leaves torn
  • Maldon salt
  • Pepper

Instructions

1

Place the tomatoes and mozzarella in a small bowl. Add the basil oil (or extra virgin olive oil) and balsamic vinegar. Toss to coat. Can be used immediately or refrigerated until ready to assemble the avocados.

2

For the caprese stuffed avocados:

3

Cut the avocadoes in half lengthwise, remove pits and carefully peel the avocado halves.

4

Place a large handful of greens on to each plate, then top with avocado half.

5

Spoon the tomato mozzarella caprese filling into the avocado halves.

6

Drizzle with extra balsamic vinegar.

7

Sprinkle with Maldon salt and pepper.

8

Garnish with torn fresh basil leaves.

9

Serve immediately.

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