Recipe: Italian Caprese Avocado Toast

Italian Caprese Avocado Toast

4 Servings
Serving Size: 1 slice


  • 1 medium avocado, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, finely sliced
  • 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


  1. In a small bowl, using a fork, mash the avocado. Gently stir in the basil and pepper.
  2. Spread the avocado mixture on each slice of toast.
  3. Top with the tomatoes cut side down.
  4. Sprinkle the mozzarella over the tomatoes.
  5. Drizzle with the balsamic vinegar.

Quick Tips

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.

If the avocado is ripe but still a bit firm, process the flesh with the basil leaves in a food processor or blender.

Recipe and image courtesy of American Heart Association

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