Avocado Crostini Recipe

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Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins

A healthy and delicious appetizer that’s super quick and easy to make, this Avocado Crostini has the perfect combination of creamy, sweet, salty and crunchy!

Easy Avocado Crostini Recipe

One of my favorite things to do with Mike is wine, dinner, and a movie, on a quiet Friday evening, everyone should enjoy one of these nights periodically.  Because we spent a good portion of time dating long distance, whenever we would see each other I would just want to sit and cuddle with him.  So, a good movie, a little bit of food, and an evening on the couch with my husband brings back fond memories of the time we spent dating.  The evening starts with a call or text asking him to pick up a bottle of wine, and any missing ingredients at the grocery store.  I’ll tell you another time about one of our favorite wines.  Then begins the negotiation for what we are going to watch.  If I wear him down enough or offer to provide some small “favors” later in the evening, then usually it means my choice, a romantic comedy of some kind.  Most recently it was “This Means War”, good movie, two guys fighting over one girl, we’ve all had that dream before, right ladies?!?!?!  Now don’t tell anyone, but because it involves spies and stunts I think Mike may have actually enjoyed it, even though he would never admit it.

With the wine selected and the movie negotiated, the last thing we need is the food.  One of our favorites for this quiet evening is an Avocado Crostini.  The inspiration came from 2 things I like, Bruschetta and Avocado.  See Avocado is a staple in our family, we love it and use it all the time, with eggs, tacos, salads, sandwiches, and burgers.  So I thought, what would happen if I combined two things that we enjoy so much?  The result, this very tasty Avocado Crostini.  It makes a great, healthy, appetizer or hors d’oeuvre, we actually make enough of it, to be a small meal.  YUM!  It’s definitely satisfying, the combination of the tomato, basil, garlic, fresh mozzarella and avocado is creamy, sweet, and salty all at the same time.  I promise you will love this Avocado Crostini as an appetizer or try it with wine, and a good movie on a quite evening, you won’t regret it.

How to Make this Easy Italian Appetizer

To get started, dice up 2 tomatoes into small dices. {i used tomatoes on the vine}

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Next, dice 4 oz. of fresh mozzarella into small pieces.

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Then dice up 4 avocados in small pieces.

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Place all ingredients in a large bowl.

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Mix in 1/4 cup of chopped fresh basil, 1 Tablespoon of olive oil, 1 teaspoon of garlic powder, salt, and pepper to taste. Toss to mix everything.

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Slice up 1 loaf of crunchy bread {Italian or Ciabatta would work} into 1/2″ slices and toast under broiler for 3-4 minutes.

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Top each bread slice with desired amount of avocado mixture. Enjoy!

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Avocado Crostini Recipe

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • cook_time Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • total_time Total Time: 20 minutes
  • yield Yield: 3-4 cups of avocado mixture 1x
  • category Category: Appetizer
  • method Method: Bowl
  • cuisine Cuisine: Italian
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

A healthy and delicious appetizer that’s super quick and easy to make, this Avocado Crostini has the perfect combination of creamy, sweet, salty and crunchy!

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Ingredients

  • 4 avocados, diced
  • 2 tomatoes, diced {tomato on the vine}
  • 1/4 cup of fresh basil, roughly chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 4 oz. of fresh mozzarella, small dices
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 loaf of crunchy bread {Italian Round or Ciabatta}

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, mix tomatoes, avocados, basil, mozzarella, garlic powder, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  2. Slice up the loaf of crunchy bread into 1/2″ slices and toast under broiler for 3-4 minutes.
  3. Top each bread slice with desired amount of avocado mixture. Enjoy!

Keywords: avocado recipe, easy avocado recipe, crostini recipe, how to make crostini, easy appetizer recipe, quick and easy appetizer, italian appetizer, vegetarian appetizer

 

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28 Responses
  1. Jena @fuelingafitfam

    I made these for my book club a few nights ago and they were a huge hit! I tend to have a hard time finding healthier appetizers that are good! These were delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats
      Krista

      Yeah! Glad to hear it Jena! These are one of my favorite crostini’s basically because I’m obsessed with Avocado! 🙂 Thanks for the feedback girl!!

  2. Sara

    Made this yesterday and it is so good; thanks for sharing the recipe!! I wanted to share as well for friends and family so I added it to my blog as well with mention of your site! Thanks again!

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