Italian Caprese Avocado Toast

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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.

Nutrition Facts

Italian Caprese Avocado Toast

CaloriesCalories

188 Per Serving

ProteinProtein

8.0g Per Serving

FiberFiber

6.5g Per Serving
×
Calories 188
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
Cholesterol 1.2 mg
Sodium 177 mg
Total Carbohydrate 22.3 g
Dietary Fiber 6.5 g
Sugars 5.6 g
Protein 8.0 g

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

Ingredients

Servings  4  

  • 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

Directions

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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.

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.

 

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.

Nutrition Facts

Italian Caprese Avocado Toast

CaloriesCalories

188 Per Serving

ProteinProtein

8.0g Per Serving

FiberFiber

6.5g Per Serving
×
Calories 188
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
Cholesterol 1.2 mg
Sodium 177 mg
Total Carbohydrate 22.3 g
Dietary Fiber 6.5 g
Sugars 5.6 g
Protein 8.0 g

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

Ingredients

Servings  4  

  • 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

Directions

Tip: Click on step to mark as complete.

  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.

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.