Toasted French bread topped with a tomato, basil and avocado mixture

Avocado Bruschetta

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • cook_time Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • total_time Total Time: 20 minutes
  • yield Yield: 10 1x
  • category Category: Appetizer
  • method Method: Stove
  • cuisine Cuisine: Italian


This quick and easy Avocado Bruschetta puts a fun and refreshing spin on one of your favorite Italian appetizers! Crispy French bread is cut into slices, toasted until golden, rubbed with garlic cloves, then topped with a fresh and flavorful mixture of tomatoes, avocado, basil and more.



  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • French Bread (slice ½” thick)
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 1/2 cups of diced cherry tomatoes
  • 3 avocados, diced
  • 1/2 cup of basil chopped
  • 1  tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
  • Salt to taste


  1. Heat a large skillet to medium-high heat.
  2. Add 2 tablespoons of butter to the pan and swirl around. Immediately add as much sliced bread to the pan as you can in a single layer.
  3. Let bread toast for 1-2 minutes until slightly browned. Flip and toast on the other side for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Remove bread from the pan and immediately rub a whole raw garlic clove on each slice of toast. (I usually go back and forth 3-4 times with the clove then move to the next bread)
  5. Repeat the entire process until all the bread is toasted.
  6. To a large bowl add cherry tomatoes, avocado, basil, olive oil, garlic, white balsamic vinegar and salt to taste. Toss everything together until combined.
  7. Serve on prepared toast.


  • Makes 8-10 slices.
  • To Store: It’s best to only toast the bread you know will get eaten. Any leftover bruschetta topping can be refrigerated in an airtight container for 2-3 days. The avocado will begin to brown after a day or so, but the topping will still taste divine.


  • Serving Size: 2-3

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