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Avocado “Caprese” Stuffed Potatoes

These Avocado “Caprese” Stuffed Potatoes are delicious! They’re a simple vegan dinner or a Paleo side dish, and they are super easy to throw together. Although they look fancy, they are very uncomplicated and take almost no hands-on time. If you really want meat, you could add grilled chicken or meatballs to these stuffed potatoes. Otherwise, the avocado, pesto, and cherry tomatoes are sufficient — they’re full of flavor!

Avocado Caprese Stuffed Potatoes

This is a very exciting recipe! Why? I’m not sure, maybe just because it’s SUPER DELICIOUS! I think avocado as a substitute for cheese is pure genius (not my original idea FYI, saw it on Pinterest), and it worked out so well in this recipe! The avocado is super creamy (just like real cheese), but it’s really healthy. Add that to pesto/fresh basil and cherry tomatoes and boom! Caprese. Then, throw it inside a baked potato and boom! It’s like fancy bruschetta, but grain-free.

Avocado Caprese Stuffed Potatoes

My sister and I loved this recipe . . . mostly because we both love anything containing potatoes. Can you blame us? Potatoes are delicious, and we’re Irish. Obviously, potatoes are our soul food. These Avocado “Caprese” Stuffed Potatoes are just an extension of that “soul food,” because DUH (pesto and tomatoes and avocado are so so so good!!). Bonus: this recipe is Whole30 as long as you use compliant pesto. That’s awesome if you, like me, are doing the September Whole30!

Avocado Caprese Stuffed Potatoes

I’m doing the September Whole30 as a reset, mostly for the same reasons as my January Whole30 this year. I feel really good while I’m on the Whole30, and I noticed that my meals have been a little slim on vegetables recently. It might seem counterintuitive, but I actually stress less about my food while I’m doing Whole30 because I know exactly what I can and can’t eat. As long as I’m eating a lot of vegetables, I know I’m putting the best foods possible in my body.

Avocado Caprese Stuffed Potatoes

Okay, that’s enough for today. Thanks for reading, and make sure to come back next week for another recipe!

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Avocado "Caprese" Stuffed Potatoes
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 60 minutes
Servings
potatoes
Ingredients
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 60 minutes
Servings
potatoes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Wash the potatoes thoroughly and prick them with a fork. Wrap them in aluminum foil and bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 60 minutes. Cool.
  2. Split the potatoes open and fill with pesto, cherry tomatoes, and sliced avocado. Add basil and balsamic vinegar, if desired. Enjoy!

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