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Avocado caprese

Avocado Caprese

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Tomatoes, fresh basil and cheese are always good together. Add slices of fresh avo and avocado oil and you have a burst of flavours.

  • Makes : 6 |
  • Difficulty:

  • Prep Time : 30 mins |
  • Cook Time : 20 mins
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Oven-dried tomatoes

200 g baby rosa tomatoes, halved lengthwise
100 g cherry tomatoes, halved
large pinch of coarse salt

Caprese

45 ml (3 Tbsp) Westfalia Plain Avocado Oil
45 ml (3 Tbsp) Westfalia Lemon Flavoured Avocado Oil
3 large sprigs fresh rosemary, leaves stripped from the stalks
100 g exotic or more cherry tomatoes, quartered
1-2 medium, ripe tomatoes, cut in wedges and then halved
120 g bocconcini, halved or torn; or mozzarella, cubed; or ricotta cheese, crumbled
3 ripe avocados, halved, thinly sliced and fanned
fresh basil leaves
salt and pepper to taste

Oven-dried Tomatoes

Preheat oven to 180 °C. Line a baking tray with baking paper.

Place rosa and cherry tomatoes on the baking tray in a single layer. Sprinkle coarse salt over. Roast for 15-20 minutes or until cooked and almost dried, but still holding their shape.

Caprese

Place oven-dried tomatoes with any pan juices, avocado oils and rosemary in a bowl and mix through. Add fresh tomatoes and cheese to the oven-dried tomatoes and toss through gently.

Marinate tomato mixture for about 10-15 minutes.

Place avocados cut side down on a large platter or individual plates and fan slightly. Top with tomato mixture and fresh basil.

Season with salt and a grind of black pepper and drizzle with the remaining tomato marinade. Serve as a starter, salad, side dish or part of a feast table.

Tips

Westfalia Garlic Flavoured Avocado Oil will also be delicious in this recipe. Substitute 15 ml (1 Tbsp) of the plain avocado oil with garlic-flavoured avocado oil.

When fresh avocados aren’t available, enjoy the tomato mixture with Westfalia Plain Guacamole.

The tomato mixture and avocado will be delicious as part of a brunch or breakfast. Enjoy with eggs and toasted ciabatta.

Try this recipe with any other cheese of your choice, like blue cheese, feta, pecorino or creamy goat’s cheese.