3-Step Caprese Stuffed Avocado

Recipe posted in: Flex Meals & Snacks, Lunches & Dinners, Appetizers, Main Courses
Caprese Stuffed Avocados with tomatoes and mozzarella on a plate drizzled with balsamic glaze

Caprese salad is an Italian classic featuring creamy mozzarella, ripe tomatoes, fresh basil and sweet balsamic. While it’s already a delicious salad, there’s one ingredient that we think adds even more delicious, rich flavor to this family favorite: Avocado! In this three-step recipe, we’ve stuffed the vibrant medley into a fresh avocado to create a beautiful appetizer or main course. It’s simple enough for a busy weeknight yet fancy enough for a weekend dinner party. One taste of this nutritious dish and you’ll wonder why avocado wasn’t included in classic caprese from the start!

Caprese Stuffed Avocados with tomatoes and mozzarella on a plate drizzled with balsamic glazeThis recipe may look fancy and complicated. However, it takes just three steps to make and only requires five simple ingredients. To make it, cut an avocado in half lengthwise and remove the pit. Spoon halved cherry tomatoes and mozzarella (chopped or pearl-shaped) into the avocado halves. Finally, top the Caprese Stuffed Avocado with a drizzle of balsamic glaze and a sprinkle of chopped basil.

This Caprese Stuffed Avocado recipe makes two servings, so it’s perfect for sharing with your weight loss partner! If you’re on Nutrisystem, you can log each 216-calorie serving as two PowerFuels and half of an Extra in your NuMi app.

Pro Tip: Make this salad a full Flex dinner by pairing it with a SmartCarb! It would be delicious with a slice of our Easy Air Fryer Garlic Bread or even a side of whole grain pasta tossed in low-sugar tomato sauce. Get more tips and ideas for choosing SmartCarbs here! >

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Servings: 2

Calories per Serving: 216

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 2 PowerFuels and ½ Extra

Ingredients:

  • 1 avocado
  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 oz. fresh mozzarella, chopped or as pearls
  • 1 tsp. fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 tsp. balsamic glaze

Directions:

  1. Cut the avocado in half lengthwise and remove the pit.
  2. Spoon tomato and mozzarella into the avocado halves.
  3. Drizzle with balsamic glaze and sprinkle with chopped basil.
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