A Caprese Salad is made from fresh tomato, buffalo mozzarella, basil, olive oil, salt and pepper. I upgraded a Traditional Caprese Salad by serving on top of toasted, hearty multigrain bread smothered with Avocado and finished with a drizzle of Balsamic and it came out 👌🏽
I am on a bit of an avocado craze and I am adding it to all my food at every chance I get. I talked about some of the health benefits of the healthy fats in avocado in my Easy Homemade Guacamole Post and I want to share again…
WHAT IS ALL THE HYPE OF AVOCADOS OTHER THAN THEY TASTE AMAZING…
Avocados have many health benefits and are a naturally nutrient dense food containing nearly 20 vitamins and minerals. It can be confusing keeping up with nutritional information. It was only a few years ago that low-fat diets were all the rage. Now studies have shown daily intake of healthy fats or commonly referred to as good fats, lead to a healthy heart and slimmer body. If you have heard the term “good fat” associated with health benefits in foods such as oil, nuts, and avocado and wonder what that means, don’t wonder anymore…
Good fats or monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) are a healthy alternative to trans fats and refined polyunsaturated fats you find in most processed foods. Research shows that people with moderate amounts of monounsaturated fats have many amazing health benefits including but not limited to decreased risk for breast cancer, reduced cholesterol levels, and lower risk for heart disease and stroke. Studies have also found switching to MUFA from high intake of trans fats and polyunsaturated fats can help with weight loss. Bring on the avocado!!!
I picked up these bright and colorful tomatoes and basil from the Valparaiso Farmer’s Market. The tomatoes weren’t only bright and beautiful in color, but they were juicy and tasted amazing. The combination of flavors in this Caprese Toast was like a dance party in my mouth. From the crunch of the bread to the smoothness of the avocado followed by juicy tomatoes covered in creamy mozzarella cheese and then finished with a bite from the basil covered in balsamic… I will be eating this all week.
This recipe is really easy and no cooking required!
Toast bread in toaster or toaster oven. I like to add a little drizzle of olive oil to the bread before toasting. Spread avocado over toasted bread then layer with tomato and mozzarella slices, top with a little pinch of salt and pepper, fresh basil leaves and drizzle with balsamic glaze.
- 1 ripe avocado, pitted and peeled
- 2 slices bread, toasted
- 1 tomato, thinly sliced
- 2 ounces fresh Mozzarella cheese, cut in cubes or thinly sliced
- 2 to 3 basil leafs
- Drizzle of Balsamic
- Drizzle of olive oil
- Salt and Pepper, to taste
- Toast bread in toaster or toaster oven. If desire, add a little drizzle of olive oil to the bread before toasting.
- Spread avocado over toasted bread then layer with tomato and mozzarella slices, top with a little pinch of salt and pepper, fresh basil leaves and drizzle with balsamic glaze.
- Serve Immediately.