Caprese Stuffed Avocado
In honor of Blood Pressure Awareness Month, we’ve got one more potassium-rich stuffed avocado recipe to dish out. If you though our Turkey Taco Meat Stuffed Avocado was delish, you’re going to be a fan of our Caprese Stuffed Avocado too.
It’s so simple and requires zero cooking. Just whip up a simple caprese salad with summer tomatoes, fresh mozz, extra virgin olive oil, and high-quality balsamic. And voila! Stuff it in that avo half. We like to pair a Caprese Stuffed Avocado with a small salad or piece of fruit to enjoy as a light meal.
Caprese Stuffed Avocado
Our Caprese Stuffed Avocado recipe is so simple and require zero cooking. Just whip up a simple caprese salad and scoop it into that avo half!
Serving size: 1 each, Makes 4 servings
|1/4 cup balsamic vinegar|
|2 whole avocados|
|1 teaspoon lemon juice|
|2 teaspoons canola oil|
|1/8 + 1/2 teaspoon salt|
|1/8 + 1/4 teaspoon black pepper|
|3 ounces fresh mozzarella, diced|
|8 ounce grape tomatoes, sliced in half|
|1/4 cup basil, thinly sliced|
|1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil|
1. Prepare balsamic vinegar reduction: Pour balsamic vinegar into a small saucepan and bring to boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until volume reduces by half.
2. Cut avocados in half. Discard pits. (DO NOT PEEL. Leave skin intact.) Cut a sliver of the skin off of the bottom of each half so that avocados sit flat, instead of tilting once they are stuffed.
3. In a small bowl, whisk together lime juice, canola oil, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Brush avocados with oil and lime juice mixture. Chill avocados.
4. In a medium sized bowl, toss mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil with olive oil and remaining salt and pepper.
5. In each avocado half, place 1/2 cup caprese salad mixture. Drizzle each 1/2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar reduction.
Nutrition information per serving: 230 calories, 19 g fat, 4.5 g saturated fat, 455 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrates, 4 g sugar, 5 g fiber, 6.5 g protein
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