California Garlic Bread with Sautéed Spinach and Avocados

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30 g
Total Fat
38 g
Total Carbs
9 g
45 mg
 California Garlic Bread with Sautéed Spinach and Avocados

The garlic bread is loaded with garden-fresh produce like spinach and tomatoes with irresistible California Avocado.


Serves: 4
1/2    large loaf whole wheat ciabatta (sliced lengthwise from full loaf)
Tbsp.  butter
Tbsp.  minced garlic (divided)
  As needed  Kosher salt & pepper
cups  fresh spinach
  lemon, juiced
Tbsp.  grapeseed or olive oil (divided)
cup  halved grape tomatoes
  yellow pepper, stem, seeds and membrane removed, sliced
  ripe, Fresh California Avocados, seeded and peeled
  As needed  red pepper, optional
  As needed  balsamic Reduction/Glaze

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


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Melt butter; add in 2/3 of the garlic, season with salt and pepper, stir and set aside.
  3. Place bread onto baking sheet and liberally brush it with garlic butter. Set aside.
  4. In a small skillet, sauté 2 tsp. oil and remaining garlic for 1 minute; add in spinach and stir just until spinach begins to wilt. Remove from heat, squeeze a few drops of lemon juice, stir and spread it over-top of prepared bread.
  5. In same pan, add tomatoes and peppers; sauté for 2 minutes. Place atop the spinach-topped bread, season with salt and pepper (and red pepper for some heat).
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes. While the bread bakes, cut avocado into bite-sized chunks.
  7. Toss avocado with 1 tsp. oil, salt, red pepper, a small squeeze of fresh lemon juice and toss.
  8. Top baked garlic bread with avocado and drizzle with balsamic reduction/glaze.

Beverage Pairing: Petite Sirah

* 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.

Calories 460
Total Fat 30 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 12 g
Monounsaturated Fat 9 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4 g
Total Carbs 38 g
Dietary Fiber 5 g
Total Sugar 3 g
Protein 9 g
Cholesterol 45 mg
Sodium 440 mg
Potassium 460 mg

Vitamin A 3650 IU; Vitamin C 12 mg; Calcium 460 mg; Iron 21 mg; Vitamin D 4.7 IU; Folate 100 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.2 g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 70%; Vitamin C 35%; Calcium 4%; Iron 25%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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Colleen of Soufflé

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