Avocado Caprese

Westfalia Fruit
6 servings Prep: 40 mins, Cooking: 40 mins
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A Caprese salad is always a wholesome classic to enjoy. In this recipe the flavours are amped up by roasting the tomatoes in Westfalia Lemon Flavoured Avocado Oil and adding avo creates a sensational salad, perfect for festive celebrations. Brought to you by Westfalia Fruit.

By Independent Contributor November 15 2022
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Ingredients (12)

Oven-roasted tomatoes
200 g rosa tomatoes — halved lengthwise
100 g cherry tomatoes — halved
large pinch coarse salt
Caprese salad
3 tbsp Westfalia Plain Avocado Oil
3 tbsp Westfalia Lemon Flavoured Avocado Oil
3 sprigs fresh rosemary — leaves stripped from the stalks
100 g exotic tomatoes — or more cherry tomatoes, quartered
1-2 medium 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
salt and black pepper — to taste
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Oven-roasted 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-roasted tomatoes with any pan juices, avocado oils and rosemary in a bowl and mix through. Add fresh tomatoes and cheese to the oven-roasted 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 festive meal.


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 dollops of Westfalia Plain Guacamole.

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

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