RECIPES

Bruschetta with California Avocado and Basil

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Total Time:

10min

Prep Time:

10min

Nutritional Highlights (per serving)

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200
Calories
11 g
Total Fat
4 g
Dietary Fiber
4 g
Protein
23 g
Total Carbs
 Bruschetta with California Avocado and Basil

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

Ingredients

Serves: 8
  to 2 ripe Fresh California Avocados, seeded and peeled
1/2  lb.  Roma tomatoes, sliced lengthwise and diced
1/4  cup  diced red onion
Tbsp.  olive oil
Tbsp.  chopped fresh basil leaves, plus additional for garnish
  to 2 medium cloves garlic, minced
  As needed  Freshly ground pepper and salt, to taste
  sourdough baguette (about 10 oz.), diagonally cut into 1/2-inch slices and lightly toasted

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

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