Italian Caprese Avocado Toast

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Italian Caprese Avocado Toast

Schmearing avocado on toast and topping it with traditional caprese salad ingredients makes for a quick, healthy start to the day.

Ingredients

Servings  4   Serving Size   1 avocado toast

  • 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

Directions

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  1. In a small bowl, using a fork, mash together the avocado, 1/4 cup basil, and pepper.
  2. 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.)
  3. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon mozzarella over the tomatoes on each slice. Drizzle 1/2 teaspoon vinegar over the mozzarella on each slice.
  4. 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.

Nutrition Facts

Italian Caprese Avocado Toast

CaloriesCalories

188 Per Serving

ProteinProtein

8g Per Serving

FiberFiber

7g Per Serving

Nutrition Facts

Calories 188
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
Cholesterol 1 mg
Sodium 177 mg
Total Carbohydrate 22 g
Dietary Fiber 7 g
Sugars 6 g
Protein 8 g

Dietary Exchanges
1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 lean meat, 1 fat

 

Schmearing avocado on toast and topping it with traditional caprese salad ingredients makes for a quick, healthy start to the day.

Nutrition Facts

Italian Caprese Avocado Toast

CaloriesCalories

188 Per Serving

ProteinProtein

8g Per Serving

FiberFiber

7g Per Serving
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Calories 188
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
Cholesterol 1 mg
Sodium 177 mg
Total Carbohydrate 22 g
Dietary Fiber 7 g
Sugars 6 g
Protein 8 g

Dietary Exchanges
1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 lean meat, 1 fat

Ingredients

Servings  4   Serving Size   1 avocado toast

  • 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

Directions

Tip: Click on step to mark as complete.

  1. In a small bowl, using a fork, mash together the avocado, 1/4 cup basil, and pepper.
  2. 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.)
  3. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon mozzarella over the tomatoes on each slice. Drizzle 1/2 teaspoon vinegar over the mozzarella on each slice.
  4. 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.