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
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!
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.
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.
I served these stuffed avocados over mixed greens + barbequed chicken sausage!
To die for!
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!