Whole30 Dinner Side: Avocado Caprese

Caprese is an awesome refreshing dish that is easy to assemble and always tastes great. This time of year, tomatoes, avocados and basil are their most delicious, making this dish a perfect farmers market find. 

While we have used this as a side dish when in need of some fat to add to our meal, this would also work well as an emergency snack. You’ll want to select a tomato and avocado that are relatively the same height so that you can have the same number of discs.

Active Time: 10 minutes | Cooking Time: Big fat goose egg!

Difficulty Level: Easy


  • 1 large tomato
  • 1 large avocado
  • 6 fresh basil leaves
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • Sea salt and fresh cracked black pepper, to taste


Slice the tomato horizontally, creating about 6 discs that are about 1/2 inch each. Do the same with your avocado, starting at the top and running your knife along the pit in the middle. Using a butter knife, gently separate each ring from the avocado as you slice them. Peel each ring and stack It on top of a tomato slice.

Top each tomato and avocado with a sprinkling of salt and pepper then add a basil leaf.

To make a quick balsamic vinaigrette, add the olive oil and balsamic to a small mason jar. Sprinkle in a small amount of salt and pepper (think a baby twist of the grinder) and seal the jar. Shake the jar vigerously and drizzle over your caprese stacks. Voila!

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