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Caprese Stuffed Avocado

A creamy twist on caprese salad, by stuffing it inside avocados. These make an easy light meal or a fun side dish for a party.
close-up of caprese stuffed avocado

Avocados were on sale last week and I couldn’t resist buying a bunch. And of course, when I have a lot of avocados lying around, I immediately want to stuff them.

In the past, I’ve shared Taco Stuffed Avocados, Tuna Salad Avocado Boats and Baked Shrimp Stuffed Avocados. And now these caprese stuffed avocados.
board of caprese stuffed avocados
The majority of the avocado flesh is carved out of the shells and then used in the caprese salad. The salad is made up of fresh tomatoes, avocado, mozzarella balls, and basil.
prep photos of caprese stuffed avocados
How cute are these tiny mozzarella balls? I had a hard time not eating them all.

All the ingredients are tossed in a little olive oil, salt, pepper and then finished with a balsamic glaze.

The avocado adds so much to this dish. It mixes with the olive oil to make the dressing more creamy. The cubes of avocado also pair really well with the classic caprese ingredients. Plus stuffing the salad in avocado shells makes for a fun presentation.
plate with single caprese stuffed avocado

Recipe Tips

  • Because the balsamic glaze is concentrated, I did not add any balsamic vinegar to the olive oil dressing. If you plan on leaving out the balsamic glaze, you would need to make a balsamic vinaigrette to dress the salad.
  • I used this balsamic glaze which I purchased on Amazon.*
  • Because avocados and basil will brown easily, I don’t recommend preparing this too far ahead of time.

*Some of the links contained in this post are affiliate links. Much like referral codes, this means I earn a small commission if you purchase a product I referred (at no extra charge to you).

photo of a caprese stuffed avocado

Caprese Stuffed Avocados

Servings: 6 avocado halves
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Italian
A fun twist on caprese salad, stuffing it inside avocados. This makes for an easy light meal or a fun side dish to serve at a party.

Ingredients

  • 3 large ripe avocados
  • ¾ cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • ¾ cup fresh mini mozzarella balls
  • 3 tbsp basil chiffonade
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • balsamic glaze

Instructions

  • Slice avocados in half. Take avocado halves and carve out flesh, leaving 1/4 inch perimeter of avocado. Take the scooped out flesh and dice into cubes. Reserve ¾ cup for the salad. You can use any remaining in another recipe.
  • In a medium bowl, combine tomatoes, mozzarella, avocado cubes. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss until ingredients are evenly coated in oil.
  • Stuff avocado shells with caprese salad. Garnish with basil. Drizzle balsamic glaze over each avocado half.

Notes

  • Because the balsamic glaze is concentrated, I did not add any balsamic vinegar to the olive oil dressing. If you plan on leaving out the balsamic glaze, you would need to make a balsamic vinaigrette to dress the salad.
  • I used this balsamic glaze which I purchased on Amazon*
  • Because avocados and basil will brown easily, I don’t recommend preparing this too far ahead of time.
  • The nutrition estimate does not include the balsamic glaze.
*Some of the links contained in this post are affiliate links. Much like referral codes, this means I earn a small commission if you purchase a product I referred (at no extra charge to you).

Nutrition

Serving: 1avocado half, Calories: 171kcal, Carbohydrates: 1.4g, Protein: 6.5g, Fat: 15.7g, Saturated Fat: 4.9g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.4g, Monounsaturated Fat: 8.5g, Cholesterol: 22.4mg, Sodium: 179.1mg, Fiber: 0.2g, Sugar: 0.8g, Vitamin A: 200IU, Vitamin C: 4.1mg, Calcium: 150mg, Iron: 0.2mg, Net Carbs: 1g

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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