Caprese Stuffed Avocado

Ingredients: 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

Directions:

  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.

Serving Size:
1/2 avocado + 1/2 cup caprese

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

Recipe Source:
Recipe provided by FLIK Hospitality Group 

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