Caprese Stuffed Avocados

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Italian
Servings: 6 avocado halves
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.
photo of a caprese stuffed avocado

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

Directions:

  1. 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.

  2. 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.
  3. 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.

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Nutrition Facts
Caprese Stuffed Avocados
Amount Per Serving (1 avocado half)
Calories 171 Calories from Fat 141
% Daily Value*
Fat 15.7g24%
Saturated Fat 4.9g31%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.4g
Monounsaturated Fat 8.5g
Cholesterol 22.4mg7%
Sodium 179.1mg8%
Carbohydrates 1.4g0%
Fiber 0.2g1%
Sugar 0.8g1%
Protein 6.5g13%
Vitamin A 200IU4%
Vitamin C 4.1mg5%
Calcium 150mg15%
Iron 0.2mg1%
Net Carbs 1g2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.

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