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Bruschetta with California Avocado and Basil

Bruschetta with California Avocado and Basil
Total time:

10 min

Prep time:

10 min

Cook time:

n/a

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

ingredients

Serving Size: 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

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Instructions

  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.

Nutrition information per serving

Nutrition Information Per Serving: Calories 200; Total Fat 11 g (Sat 1.5 g, Trans 0 g, Poly 1 g, Mono 7 g); Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 210 mg; Potassium 287 mg; Total Carbohydrates 23 g; Dietary Fiber 4 g; Total Sugars 2 g; Protein 4 g; 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%

*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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