Bruschetta with California Avocado and Basil

Total Time: 10 min

Prep Time:

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information
per serving

Calories 200
Total Fat 11g
Saturated Fat 1.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 210mg
Total Carbs 23g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 4g
Potassium 287mg

Vitamin A 317 IU; Vitamin C 9 mg; Calcium 10 mg; Iron 2 mg; Vitamin D 0 IU; Folate 43 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.1 g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 6%; Vitamin C 15%; Calcium 2%; Iron 8%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Fresh California Avocado adds a creamy touch to garden-fresh Bruschetta.

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Serves: 8

1 to 2 ripe Fresh California Avocados, seeded and peeled 1/2 lb. Roma tomatoes, sliced lengthwise and diced 1/4 cup diced red onion 2 Tbsp. olive oil 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil leaves, plus additional for garnish 1 to 2 medium cloves garlic, minced As needed Freshly ground pepper and salt, to taste 1 sourdough baguette (about 10 oz.), diagonally cut into 1/2-inch slices and lightly toasted
  1. Thinly slice half of the avocados, then cut the slices in half crosswise. Reserve.
  2. Dice the remaining avocado.
  3. In medium bowl, lightly combine the diced avocado, tomatoes, onion, olive oil, basil, garlic, pepper and salt.
  4. Top each slice of toasted bread with 2 or 3 of the reserved avocado slices. Top with about 1 heaping Tbsp. of the tomato-avocado mixture.
  5. Garnish each with small leaf of basil, if desired.

Serving Suggestions:
By placing the sliced avocado on the toasted bread first the tomato-avocado mixture stays on the bread better and is deliciously moist. If you prefer a drier bruschetta omit half the avocado.

Also try the tomato-avocado mixture over pasta, rice, grilled chicken or beef.

Beverage Pairings:
Try with a glass of Merlot.

*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Did You Know?

It’s actually easy to create an avocado rose. If you are setting out a spread of appetizers, add a beautiful avocado rose to elevate the appeal. Or if you are looking for more casual appetizers try these California Avocado snack recipes.

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados


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