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Caprese Avocados with Balsamic Glaze

These Caprese avocados make a great mid day snack, light lunch, or side dish for dinner. They’re full of flavor, and textures from every which way.

As an admitted caprese addict – I’m a huge fan!

So far these caprese avocados, I was feeling a little ambitious, and decided to make my own balsamic glaze.

Let me be the first to admit – unless you’re in a bind, this is not worth the smell that it makes in the kitchen!

stunk up the whole house full of vinegar, so if you’re going to go this route – either give the family a fair warning, or bust out the side burner on your grill in the back yard!

So you’ll probably be better off just buying the balsamic glaze premade at the store, it’s a fun process, but you’re reducing balsamic vinegar down for 15-20 minutes so just be forewarned!

At the end of the summer, when your tomatoes and basil are ready for harvesting, caprese anything is a no-brainer. And caprese avocados is the best of all good things summer.

So go out with a bang!

Caprese Avocados With Balsamic Glaze

Course: Appetizer, lunch
Cuisine: American, Italian
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 446kcal
These Caprese avocados make a great mid day snack, light lunch, or side dish for dinner. They're full of flavor, and textures from every which way.
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  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar


  • 2 avocados
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella
  • 1/4 cup basil
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • salt and pepper to taste



  • whisk in brown sugar to balsamic vinegar. simmer on low until reduces to half its volume. Pour into a squeeze bottle and chill in the fridge; about 30 minutes.


  • Cut Avocados in half and remove the pit. Take a spoon and scoop out a little of the inside to make a bowl.
  • Slice mozzarella into 1/4 inch strips. cut cherry tomatoes in half, and chop of fresh basil. Place into each avocado half
  • Season with salt and fresh cracked pepper, and drizzle with balsamic glaze. Enjoy!


Calories: 446kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 391mg | Potassium: 706mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 791IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 334mg | Iron: 2mg
Derek Campanile
Derek Campanile
I'm an IT professional by day. Home cook for the family by night. Follow my blog for easy to make recipes, how-to's and ideas to gather the family at the dinner table!

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