I have to be honest, I had a completely different post planned for today but... it just didn't turn out quite the way I wanted. Thankfully, I always have a plan b, c, d, e...
I'm a planner. What can I say?
My desk and home are full of lists, sticky notes, and note pads to keep me organized and as on top of things as I can be. I've even been told that my organization skills can even be a little... intimidating.
I have a huge love for avocados. Huge. HUGE.
This avocado makes for a great little lunch! I think next time I'll serve it over some baby spinach or mixed greens to add just a little more substance. But, I wasn't complaining at all.
In fact, this little number is surprisingly filling and couldn't be any more easy to toss together.
I used a mix of red and yellow cherry tomatoes that I had on hand, but color won't really matter here. Other than aesthetic purposes!
For those that don't know... a caprese salad is typically comprised of tomato, fresh mozzarella, and sometimes basil. It's usually topped with some sort of balsamic vinegar or vinaigrette.
Today I wanted to step outside of the box and add something a little extra in there to make it filling and more of a 'lunch' option rather than a snack. Delicious!
Caprese Stuffed Avocado
Servings: 2 • Size: 1 Stuffed Avocado • Calories: 261.5 • Fat: 20.8 g • Carb: 14.6 g • Fiber: 6.8 g • Protein: 8 g • Sugar: 2.2 g • Sodium: 192 mg
1 Large Avocado
12 Cherry/Grape Tomatoes, Halved
12 Fresh Mozzarella 'Pearls'
2 Tbsp. Balsamic Vinegar
Salt & Pepper to Taste
Slice the avocado in half and remove the pit.
Top each with 12 of the halved tomatoes and 6 mozzarella pearls.
Pour the balsamic vinegar over the top and season with salt & pepper to taste.
Serve right away and enjoy!