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Bacon California Avocado and Tomato Club

Bacon California Avocado and Tomato Club
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Serving Size: 12

24 Baguette Croutons (recipe follows)
2 1/2 each Fresh California Avocados*
1/2 tsp. lemon juice, fresh
4 slices crisp cooked bacon, cut into thin strips
1 cup micro sprouts or micro greens
As needed Roasted Cherry Tomatoes (recipe follows)
1/4 cup basil pesto, thin consistency
As needed Baguette Croutons (Yield: 24 each)
24 thin slices of 2" diameter baguette
As needed melted butter, as needed
As needed Roasted Cherry Tomatoes (Yield: 1 batch)
2 cups cherry tomatoes, cut in half
1 Tbsp. olive oil
As needed Lemon Aioli (Yield: 1/2 cup)
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 tsp. lemon juice, fresh

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Baguette Croutons:

  1. Brush one side of the baguette slices with melted butter.
  2. Bake at 375 degrees F until lightly toasted, about 15 minutes.  Cool.

Roasted Cherry Tomatoes:

  1. Slice tomatoes in half and toss with olive oil.
  2. Roast at 400 degrees F until lightly browned, about 15 – 20 minutes.  Cool.

Lemon Aioli:

  1. Mix together mayonnaise and fresh lemon juice.

Bacon California Avocado and Tomato Club:

  1. Coarsely mash the avocado and mix it with the fresh lemon juice.
  2. Top each crouton with 1 Tbsp. of the mashed avocado mixture.
  3. Top with 2 thin strips of bacon, micro sprouts, lemon aioli and roasted cherry tomatoes.
  4. Drizzle with pesto.  Serve immediately.
  5. Servings of 2 each

*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.

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