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Mozzarella and Tomato Stuffed Avocado

Try my twist on the classic Italian Caprese Salad with these Mozzarella and Tomato Stuffed Avocados.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Italian
Author: Chelsea LeBlanc

Ingredients

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 of a vine ripe tomato
  • 2 basil leaves
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 1/2 inch thick slice of fresh mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cut the avocado in half. Remove pit and scoop out some of the avocado to make a one inch hole.
  • Baste the avocado with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  • Dice 1/2 of a vine ripe tomato and place in a bowl. Finely chop basil and add it to the bowl. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and sprinkle with a pinch of salt.
  • Lightly toss the mixture and place it in the hole you created in the avocado.
  • Cover the hole with a thick slice of fresh mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melty. If you want the cheese to brown, broil tops for 3-5 minutes or until brown and bubbling.