Italian Caprese Avocado Toast
It’s understandable why avocado toasts are so popular; the spreadable avocado is both a delicious and simple breakfast solution. Slathering it on toast and topping with the simple ingredients of a Caprese salad is a healthy, quick start to the day.
- 1 pint cherry tomatoes (halved)
- 1/4 cup basil, finely sliced, plus more garnish if desired
- 4 slices whole-grain or whole wheat bread (toasted)
- 1 avocado, halved and pitted
- 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
- 1/4 cup fat-free, shredded mozzarella
- 2 tsp balsamic vinegar
Cooking Tip: If you prefer a gooey, cheesy toast, place under the broiler for 1 to 2 minutes for the mozzarella to melt.
Keep it Healthy: Other ideas for a flavorful avocado toast include a Mexican-flavored topping of corn, lime and jalapeno or an Asian-inspired one of sliced cucumber and sesame seeds.
Tip: If the avocado is ripe but still a bit firm, peel and add avocado flesh into a blender or food processor to purée with the basil leaves.
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- 1 Halve each cherry tomato and finely slice the basil leaves.
- 2 Toast each piece of bread.
- 3 Slice the avocado in half and remove the pit. Use a spoon to remove the avocado's flesh from the skin and place it into a bowl. Add the chopped basil and pepper. Mash together with a fork.
- 4 Divide avocado mixture between each toast piece, spreading a layer onto each one. Place each toast onto a plate.
- 5 Add tomatoes onto the avocado cut-side-down. There may not be space for all the tomatoes, depending on how large the bread is. Divide shredded mozzarella between each toast and drizzle with balsamic vinegar. Garnish with a few basil leaves, if desired. Serve.
Recipe copyright © 2016 American Heart Association. This recipe is brought to you by the American Heart Association's Simple Cooking with Heart ® Program. For more simple, quick and affordable recipes, visit heart.org/simplecooking.
|Total Fat||8.7 g|
|Saturated Fat||1.3 g|
|Trans Fat||0.2 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat||1.2 g|
|Monounsaturated Fat||5.4 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||22.3 g|
|Dietary Fiber||6.5 g|
1 fat, 1/2 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable
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