Caprese Stuffed Avocado is the perfect appetizer or side dish to add to a meal because it is colorful and satisfying. Did you know that avocados are a source of fiber and omega-3 fatty acids? Omega-3’s are an unsaturated fat. And eating unsaturated fats can help prevent the build-up of plaques in your arteries, which contributes to developing heart disease and high blood pressure. You can substitute other side dishes that are higher in simple carbohydrates for a Caprese Stuffed Avocado. This can help reduce spikes in blood sugar and increase your feeling of satisfaction after your meal! This is because of the healthy fats’ effect on blood sugar.
This recipe only takes one step and 5 ingredients! So, it is a great option to serve if you already have a lot of recipes cooking in your kitchen. And it won’t take up a lot of counter space or fridge space because the avocados can be kept at room temperature for up to 4 hours. Try squeezing some fresh lime juice over the avocado flesh to prevent the avocados from turning brown!
On an avocado roll? Try making home-made guacamole with this recipe!
Caprese Stuffed Avocado
- 1 avocado
- 1 medium tomato seeds removed, diced
- 2 oz. mozzarella diced
- 2 tbsp basil chopped
- 1 tbsp Balsamic glaze
- Cut avocado in half lengthwise and place cut side down onto grill until avocado is heated through and charred. Remove from grill. Toss tomato, mozzarella, and basil together and place on each half of avocado. Drizzle with balsamic glaze.
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An award winning recipe developer, Dietitian Kaitlin’s mission is to empower others to reach their health goals by encouraging them to get back into the kitchen. Co-author of Nourished: 10 Ingredients to Happy, Healthy Eating and Cooking with Diabetes.