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{caprese stuffed avocados}

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WTF happened to July?  How is it August?  August is one of my favorite months of the year.  It’s Bay’s birth month.  She’ll be TWELVE!  School starts!  Can I get a hell yeah?  The Yolo County Fair is 13 days away!  One last summertime Lake Tahoe trip is on the calendar!  And I can’t forget all the amazing produce.  We’re going to make a meal this weekend with all the ingredients that we can gather from the farmer’s market

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It’s been so damn hot!  The idea of cooking kinda kills me right now.  We’ve been grilling everything.  Then last night I turned on the oven + the stove.  BIG mistake.  So, I’m keeping it simple the rest of the week with no-cook meals.

Gonna get creative AF!  No boring half-ass meals.

What’s your all time go-to no-cook recipe?

I’d say mine would be caprese.  You can do so many things with the building blocks – ripe tomatoes + creamy cheese + basil.  Can you even go wrong with those three main characters?  I think not!

How about piled high in the center of a perfect avocado?

This is what dreams were made of…HA!

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Okay here she is – an easy, no-cooking required, on a busy weeknight, perfect appetizer, or side dish, throw together 6 ingredient, delightful AF, beautiful, fresh caprese stuffed avocados!!

Here’s what you need:

  • 2 avocados, halved + pits removed
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup mini mozzarella balls
  • 1 tablespoon pesto (my homemade pesto is bomb)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • balsamic vinegar or glaze (you can find my recipe here)
  • fresh basil, chopped for garnish

 

Here’s what you do:

Mix tomatoes + mozzarella + pesto + olive oil in a bowl and set aside.

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Spoon caprese mixture into the avocados.  You may want to scoop out a little of the avocado to make a larger bowl for the caprese.

Drizzle with balsamic glaze.  Sprinkle chopped basil.

Enjoy!

I served these stuffed avocados over mixed greens + barbequed chicken sausage!

To die for!

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I made extra for lunches.  My Mom can vouch that leftovers were BOMB the next day!  As always, I leave her extras in the fridge so she can taste test recipe keepers!!  🙂

Have a great day peeps!

 

xoxo stacyb

 

 

 

 

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