Basil Pesto Caprese Stuffed Avocado drizzled with balsamic glaze makes an incredible light lunch or snack!
Take creamy avocados to a different level with this stuffed avocado recipe! Sweet and juicy grape/cherry tomatoes with fresh mozzarella balls are tossed in basil pesto with a touch of garlic, then stuffed into avocado halves! Drizzle with a balsamic glaze for an incredible flavour combination.
Once you stuff avocados with filling (Cheesy Scrambled Eggs in Avocado come to mind), you will never eat them plain again! They tick all our fast and easy recipe boxes:
- Simple to make ✔
- Ready in less than 10 minutes ✔
- Taste incredible ✔
- Filling thanks to all of the healthy avocado fats! ✔
Seeing Caprese stuffed avocados all over the internet lately, I wanted give them a try and I’m so glad I did!
Fresh mozzarella and juicy tomatoes are the perfect match…especially when combined with a touch of pesto (home-made or store bought) and a kick of garlic! Stuffing creamy avocados with a Caprese mixture though is pure heaven. This recipe is almost similar to combining this Chicken Avocado Caprese Salad with this Pesto Grilled Chicken Avocado Salad with an ultimate twist.
Serve on fresh basil leaves and you have Spring/Summer on a plate!
Drizzle it all with a homemade or store bought balsamic glaze for the best light meal! Or keep it low carb and leave the drizzle to the side.
Easy to make, easy to eat and AMAZING!
For similar recipes, try these!
Cheesy Scrambled Eggs in Avocado
Caprese Stuffed Garlic Butter Portobellos
Caprese Stuffed Balsamic Chicken
Watch us make Caprese Stuffed Avocados Right Here!
Caprese Stuffed Avocado
- 1/2 cup grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
- 4 oz (120g) baby mozzarella balls (bocconcini)
- 2 tablespoons basil pesto homemade or store bought)
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- Salt and pepper to season
- 2 ripe avocados peeled, seeded and halved
- Fresh basil leaves to serve (optional)
- 2 tablespoons balsamic glaze reduction to drizzle
- 2 tablespoons fresh basil chopped
- Combine tomatoes, mozzarella balls, pesto, garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper in a bowl. Toss well to evenly combine all of the flavours.
- Arrange prepared avocado halves onto a plate with fresh basil leaves.
- Spoon the Caprese filling into each avocado halve and drizzle with balsamic glaze. Top with chopped fresh basil. Serve immediately.
I’ve already made this three times in the last couple weeks! I didn’t have basil pesto on hand, but did have sun dried tomato pesto, and it was still amazing! Perfect for the warmer weather and fits my keto diet perfectly! I’m able to the mozzarella balls and avocado “minis” at Aldis, which makes it perfect for the one serving variation I make. Anxious to try it when my basil starts growing! Thanks so much for sharing.
Jenifer walker says
Love this so much. Never would have thought to put this combination together, but why not!! Beautiful presentation for company and soooo easy to put together.
As far as the balsamic glaze, I use to make mine but have found it at Trader Joe’s and it is cheap and yummy, no mess and all done for you. In fact I have started giving it to friends.
Love your site Karina! I am new but everything I have tried is yummy!!
Made tonight for dinner. Loved this salad so much. Served with steamed shrimp and tandoori bread with black bean hummus. Delicious. I just discovered your sight and can’t wait to try more. Thank you!!
Allison Spinks says
OMG this was Fabulous!!! I had to use store-bought glaze because I’m not good with reduction. Thanks for sharing this!
No problem at all! I am so glad that you found what is best and easiest! Thank you so much for sharing! XO
Making a balsamic glaze is easy. Just take balsamic vinegar and put it in a sauce pan. Bring to a boil and reduce it! The final result should cling to a spoon like syrup. A word of warning. I did this with a large amount of vinegar which took a LONG time. But I wanted it to last for awhile! It stunk up the house but good! So don’t do more then a cup, or something like that, at a time. ?
Bob Block says
We made this tonight over here in Europe. It was a big hit for both my wife and I. Another avocado is sitting and awaiting round 2 tomorrow.
Great, simple recipe.
That is great to hear! I am so glad that you enjoyed it! Thank you so much for following along with me! Enjoy your other avocado! XO
Where is the recipe? Am I missing something? There’s only a photo and a brief paragraph but no actual recipe.
Thank you for letting me know! I am so sorry that the recipe went missing! My site had a malfunction for a period of time today and we are just getting things up and running. I apologize for the problem and how long it took. Thank you for your patience and following along with me! If you have any other questions or concerns please email me and I would love to help in any way that I can. XOXO Here is the recipe: https://cafedelites.com/caprese-stuffed-avocado/.
How do you make homemade balsamic glaze?
Balsamic Glaze: (Optional To Serve)
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons brown sugar , packed
How do u make the balsamic glaze reduction?
The balsamic glaze can either be homemade or store bought. Hope that helps. It is a nice and light meal for the summer. Thanks so much for choosing one of my recipes.
Sherry Pigeon says
What is the sauce made of?
You can either make a balsamic glaze or use a store bought glaze. Hope that helps!!
So I’ve had a lot of caprese salads before and they’re great but this is on a whole nother level. I loved this so much, I can’t wait to make it again. I served the stuffed avocados on a bed of arugula and cheese tortellini. My husband was not looking forward to it, he hates salad and loves meat and potatoes, but he loved it. I love quick dinners like this and will make this again and again. Thanks so much for the recipe!
That is so great to hear! Thank you so much for sharing and following along with me!
I continue to share your website with my friends because it is awesome!!!!!!
Every recipe I have tried tastes great! Thanks for your passion. It has reenergized my cooking!