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Avocado Toast with Bruschetta

 

Avocado Toast with Bruschetta is one of my greatest discoveries of this summer.  If you need a Meatless Monday  or a light and healthy weekend quick fix for dinner, this is it! I like to add my Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta to top it off which makes it, in my eyes(and mouth),  just perfect!

The bread is toasted in olive oil, like in Julie and Julia, the movie which juxtaposes a food blogger in New York cooking all of the recipes within Mastering the Art of French Cooking , and Julia Child’s life in France many years earlier. You must watch this if you haven’t had the opportunity. It’s quite inspirational !

 

The avocado mixture is simple to make. The avocados should be ripe, not over ripe or under ripe, but ripe. If you ever wondered if what’s in the produce section is ready to use, then follow this simple trick. You distinguish between ones that are ready, and those that are not by removing the stem. If what is underneath the stem is brown, it’s use has probably expired. If it is bright green, it’s not ready for use. If it’s yellow, you have a winner!   After slicing them in half, remove the pit. Crosscut the avocado and scoop out chunks with a spoon. Sprinkle with sea salt and juice of a quarter of a lime. Slightly mash it as you want it’s texture to remain slightly chunky. Spread a chunky layer on the toast. Lightly sprinkle red pepper flakes on the top and it’s ready to devour !

 

Oh, wait a minute….. If you really want a taste sensation, you should try topping it with my recipe for Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta. If you choose to do that, and believe me you won’t regret it, your mouth will be amazed with the flavor. It’s a great combination! The colors are amazing! It’s like Christmas, in the summertime, on toast!

 

Avocado Toast with Bruschetta
Ingredients
  • 1 loaf multigrain bread, ¾" slices(or your choice of rustic bread)
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Garlic cloves
  • 2 avocados
  • ¼ lime, squeezed
  • Mediterranean Sea Salt
  • Crushed Red Pepper flakes
  • Bruschetta
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes
  • olive oil
  • fresh basil, oregano-Dried herbs could be used, but I love, and prefer, fresh!
  • sea salt
Instructions
  1. Slice loaf of multigrain bread into...
  2. Place bread on parchment-lined baking sheet.
  3. Spray or brush olive oil on both sides of the toast
  4. Rub garlic clove on toast.
  5. Layer avocado mixture on toast.
  6. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes.
Notes
This is even more awesome when topped with[u] Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta[/u]