Avocado Stuffed with Pesto Caprese Salad is a delightful and visually stunning recipe that combines the creaminess of ripe avocados with the fresh flavors of a classic Caprese salad.
To create this mouthwatering dish, ripe avocados are halved and pitted, creating a natural hollow to hold the Caprese salad. Made with 3 simple ingredients- pesto, marinated mozzarella, and ripe cherry tomatoes- the salad’s vibrant colors contrast beautifully with the lush green of the avocado and the basil pesto.
This dish is not only a feast for the eyes but also a burst of flavors on the palate. Each bite offers a harmonious blend of creamy avocado, tangy tomatoes, aromatic basil pesto, and the mild, milky flavor of mozzarella. The contrasting textures and tastes create a delightful balance that is both refreshing and satisfying.
- 1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
- 4 oz marinated baby mozzarella balls
- 2 tablespoons store- bought pesto.
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 ripe avocados peeled, seeded and halved
- Fresh basil leaves to serve (optional)
- 2 tablespoons fresh basil chopped
Combine tomatoes, mozzarella balls, pesto, and garlic in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Toss well to evenly combine all of the flavors.
Arrange prepared avocado halves onto a plate.
Spoon the Caprese filling into each individual avocado half. Top with chopped fresh basil. Serve immediately.