Avocado Caprese Wrap

by heidi on July 12, 2013

Whether its a celebratory lunch for a crowd or just a quick bite for one, making Avocado Caprese Wraps are a filling and healthy way to take a bite out of summer.

Avocado Caprese Wrap | foodiecrush.com

I’m guessing I’m like a lot of you round about this time of summer. Fresh flavors are being craved by my taste buds sending shockwaves of recipe ideas to my hot little head. But with the daydreams of swimsuits and pool time on this hot, dry days, lighter fare is always on my mind.

I don’t know if I will ever tire of the classic caprese. Salads, sandwiches, pastas. You could turn this thing into a taco or french toast and I’d eat it. Weak in the knees. It’s what I’ve become. Prepare to see more.

And now, this wrap. It tingles my palate.

I could eat one of these every day. In fact, I have. At least for 3 of the past 5. That’s fair odds in my book. And shows my sincere caprese dedication.

When Avocados from Mexico asked me to come up with a recipe to share with their readers, it really wasn’t much of a stretch for me to pull out my tomatoes and mozz and doctor it up with sweet balsamic and creamy avocados. You should think about it. Oh but why just think about it? Just go ahead and make it.

Avocado Caprese Wrap

Avocado Caprese Wrap

Ingredients

2 whole wheat tortillas
1/2 cup or so of fresh arugula leaves
1 ball fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
1 tomato, sliced
1 avocado, pitted and sliced
basil leaves
olive oil
balsamic vinegar
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Layer slices of tomato, mozzarella cheese and avocado on 1/3 of the tortilla. Add a few torn pieces of basil leaves then drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Season with kosher salt and pepper,
  2. Fold the tortilla in thirds and serve.
http://www.foodiecrush.com/2013/07/avocado-caprese-wrap/

While I was linking up my recipe for today’s post I discovered their newly redesigned recipe section. It’s pretty cool, more Pinterest-style in its display, so finding recipes—several from more food bloggers—is visual and easy to scroll through. More avocado recipes to love…

So.

While I usually do my round up of favorites each Friday, I’m taking a pass for this week because I have something even better to share with you for next week.

Keep your eyes peeled on Facebook, Twitter and the blog for the announcement of the next issue of FoodieCrush magazine set to go live next week, hot  off the presses, er, on the web. Get ready to kick your feet up in an air conditioned room, pour yourself a cool glass of cucumber water and chill out to some great food blogger fodder, photography and recipes.

Until then, have a great weekend friends. Make it a safe one and cook something good.

I was compensated by Avocados from Mexico for recipe development. Thanks for reading and supporting my partners which allows me to create new and special content like this for my youPlease keep in touch by subscribing to FoodieCrush and follow me on TwitterFacebook and Pinterest. As always, all opinions are my own.

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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar July 12, 2013 at 5:41 am

You’re right! This is perfect for my summer avocado + tomato cravings! Lovely idea!

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Jen @ Savory Simple July 12, 2013 at 7:29 am

This is such a fresh, light summer meal! Those chunks of mozzarella and avocado are calling out to me.

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Ali | Gimme Some Oven July 12, 2013 at 10:02 am

I’m pretty sure I could eat one of these every single day too. So beautiful, and I love all things caprese!

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Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes July 12, 2013 at 10:08 am

I’ve been eating avocados every day lately! This is a great idea for something different to try with them!

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Jackie @ The Beeroness July 12, 2013 at 10:36 am

When I frist started to cook I thought I invented caprese salad, feel free to judge me for that.
I adore that you added avocados, looks so delicious.

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heidi July 12, 2013 at 11:50 am

I could never judge you, since I think it was I who invented caprese. We’re just smart that way.

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Kathryn July 12, 2013 at 10:36 am

Love the addition of avocado to this wrap, so good.

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Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen July 12, 2013 at 10:43 am

Caprese + avocado = genius! This makes such a great summer lunch!

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teri smyth July 12, 2013 at 10:49 am

Looks wonderful. I have beautiful tomatoes fresh from the garden to make these with too!
Love it!

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heidi July 12, 2013 at 11:49 am

My tomatoes are just barely budding. Lucky you, take advantage and slice them up.

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ashley - baker by nature July 12, 2013 at 11:13 am

I want this for lunch… like every day of my life! Gorgeous!

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heidi July 12, 2013 at 11:49 am

I can make that happen. Thanks Ashley!

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Cookingly Yours July 12, 2013 at 12:29 pm

… and while I was wondering what to eat for dinner…. excellent idea :) I’ll try it right away.

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Amy K July 12, 2013 at 12:46 pm

Great, now I have the Avocados form Mexico song in my head : )

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Laura (Tutti Dolci) July 12, 2013 at 1:01 pm

Perfect summer lunch!

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cassie July 12, 2013 at 1:22 pm

Oh yeah. All I want are fresh flavors. I love how bright this is!

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Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom July 12, 2013 at 3:00 pm

yummmmm . . love this! I will seriously eat anything with an avocado! going to check out the recipe!

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Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet July 12, 2013 at 3:12 pm

I would like this for lunch everyday for the rest of the summer. Thank you. :) Can’t wait for the new magazine issue!!!

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Jennifer July 12, 2013 at 4:06 pm

Those look great!

xo Jennifer

http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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Rachel Cooks July 12, 2013 at 5:10 pm

These look so refreshing! Love the addition of avocado.

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Tieghan July 12, 2013 at 8:48 pm

I love adding avocados to my caprese foods! So good!! This is gorgeous!

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natalie @ wee eats July 12, 2013 at 10:24 pm

This. Looks. Amazing.

You want to know my favorite part? I DON’T HAVE TO TURN ON THE OVEN! (or stove, or microwave). And you’re so right, something about the caprese-combo… like it was sent straight from heaven.

(I totally recognize that balsamic bottle, btw, I’ve got the same one in my pantry!)

Also, I totally just scrolled back up mid-sentence to stare lovingly at your photo.

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Kiran @ KiranTarun.com July 13, 2013 at 5:33 pm

LOVE caprese wraps and the addition of yummy avocados here is simply, genius :)

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Shundara@SavyNaturalista July 13, 2013 at 6:40 pm

I love summer flavors! I love the way you compared the avocado with a caprese this is to die for..

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Nessa July 14, 2013 at 3:01 pm

Looks delicious!

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Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious July 15, 2013 at 12:38 am

I can’t wait for you next FoodieCrush magazine issue.

And this wrap – yes! I could eat this every day too!

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Des @ Life's Ambrosia July 15, 2013 at 5:06 pm

Love this! I will never tire of caprese. Never. Ever. It is simplistic perfection. In fact, I think I need to go have some right now :)

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The Healthy Apple July 19, 2013 at 3:45 pm

When am I coming over for this? Seriously. Love this summer avocado recipe, Heidi! oxx

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Mary Frances @ LOVE - the secret ingredient July 30, 2013 at 11:18 am

I crave fresh, locally grown fruits and veggies all throughout the summer! This will definitely cure those summer cravings!

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