Schmearing avocado on toast and topping it with traditional caprese salad ingredients makes for a quick, healthy start to the day.
Italian Caprese Avocado Toast
Calories188 Per Serving
Protein8g Per Serving
Fiber7g Per Serving
|Total Fat||8.5 g|
|Saturated Fat||1.5 g|
|Trans Fat||0.0 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat||1.0 g|
|Monounsaturated Fat||5.5 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||22 g|
|Dietary Fiber||7 g|
1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 lean meat, 1 fat
1 medium avocado, peeled and pitted
1/4 cup fresh medium basil leaves, finely sliced, plus more for garnish if desired
1/8 teaspoon pepper
4 slices whole-grain or whole-wheat bread, toasted
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
1/4 cup shredded fat-free mozzarella cheese
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
In a small bowl, using a fork, mash together the avocado, 1/4 cup basil, and pepper.
Spread the avocado mixture over the toasted bread slices. Place the tomatoes cut side down on the avocado mixture. (Use as many as fit. Keep the extras for a future use.)
Sprinkle 1 tablespoon mozzarella over the tomatoes on each slice. Drizzle 1/2 teaspoon vinegar over the mozzarella on each slice.
Garnish with the remaining basil leaves.
Cooking Tip: To melt the mozzarella, place the bread slices with the avocado mixture, tomatoes, and cheese on top under the broiler for 1 to 2 minutes, or until the mozzarella has melted and browned.
Keep it Healthy: Here are some other quick and easy topping suggestions to substitute for the tomatoes, cheese, and vinegar: corn, jalapeño, and fresh lime juice or sliced cucumber, sesame seeds, and toasted sesame oil.
Tip: If the avocado is ripe but still a bit firm, in a food processor or blender, process the peeled and pitted avocado with the 1/4 cup basil leaves until pureed.