Avocado Crostini

Vegetarian

Avocado Crostini #avocado #healthyappetizer

A healthy appetizer that is super quick and easy to make, this Avocado Crostini has the perfect combination of creamy, sweet, salty, and a crunch.

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.

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!

Avocado Crostini #avocado #healthyappetizer

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Avocado Crostini #avocado #healthyappetizer

Avocado Crostini

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 3-4 cups of avocado mixture
  • Category: Appetizer, Vegetarian

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!

 

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30 Responses
  1. I love movie nights with the kids all tucked in — so nice! This crostini looks like something we would love. I make guacamole a lot, so this would change things up in a really good way. Have a great Friday!

    1. It really is nice! So quite and restful. Definitely my favorite time of the week. 🙂 I hope you enjoy the appetizer, I know we love it, and its definitely a good change up for the usual guacamole.

  2. This looks so good! And just like you, my husband and I dated long distance for a long time before getting married, so I TOTALLY get the idea of just wanting to hang out together doing something low-key! 🙂 This sounds like a great little dinner to enjoy on the couch with a movie! 🙂

    1. Then I give you mad props! Dating long distance is very hard but it also “forces” you to get to know each other really well, because all you have the phone or email. I wouldn’t have changed it for the world, and I bet you wouldn’t have either. 🙂 Definitely a good couch movie night meal. Hope you enjoy Maria!

    1. Thanks Kumar! It definitely has a fresh burst of flavor in every bite, especially with the tomato and basil. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have a wonderful rest of the day!

  3. Wow! These look fantastic. I am a sucker for anything with avocado and crostini is the perfect thing to put it on! The creaminess and crunch! Yum! Thanks for sharing! Have a great rest of your weekend Krista!

  4. 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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