avocado crostini

avocado garlic crostini

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I never know which of my recipes will ignite excitement in those who follow me on social media. But, I can tell you that this recipe did! And, quite frankly, I was shocked because it’s just such an easy simple recipe. Nothing fancy dancy. Nothing extraordinary about it. At least, that’s what I think.

To me, the star of this recipe is, of course, the avocado, but it’s the way the avocado is combined with the other simple ingredients that makes this avocado garlic crostini totally awesome!

Toasting the thin bread rounds, and I’m talking toasting just to a slight golden brown (you still want some of the ‘chew’ of the bread in them) then coating with the fresh garlic cloves is genius in amplifying flavors.

Add to that the drizzle of extra virgin olive oil then the sprinkling of spice mixture and you’d be ready to eat them just like that. But, wait! You’re gonna add a cream schmear of whipped cream cheese. Oh, yeah, I can eat them now, right?

No, wait, hold your horses. We’re gonna add on a slice of fresh healthy avocado and a juicy bite of tomato. Then if that was not enough a shower of fresh lime juice and a dusting of coarse ground pepper.

OK, so I think now you’re probably ready to jump in and make these avocado garlic crostinis, right now! I mean my yogini gal, Whit, and I made a meal from this entire cookie sheet. Yep, we ate them all! xoxo ~ally

Here’s what Whit and I also ate with these crostinis! Kung Pao Kidney Beans!
avocado crostini

avocado garlic crostini

Yield: About 4+ servings

Ingredients

  • 20 to 24 thin slices of Italian bread, toasted
  • 1=2 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbl. Trader Joe's 'Everything but the Bagel Sesame Seasoning Blend'
  • 1/3 cup whipped cream cheese
  • 3 small avocados
  • 12 cherry tomatoes, sliced in halves
  • 2 fresh limes, divided
  • Coarse ground pepper

Instructions

  • Put the bread rounds on a parchment paper covered cookie sheet.
  • Turn oven to broil and toast bread. Remove and take the garlic cloves and rub each piece of toast with garlic.
  • Drizzle olive oil on toasted garlic bread.
  • Sprinkle on the seasoning mixture.
  • Put a schmear of whipped cream cheese on each toast round (about 1/2 to 1 teaspoon).
  • Remove avocados. Slice in half. Use one of the limes to drizzle on the avocados (to reduce turning brown).
  • Slice the avocados and place a slice on each round along with a tomato half.
  • Drizzle again with fresh lime.
  • Finish with sprinkling coarse ground pepper (optional).

Notes

Any type of your favorite seasoning blend will work. The Trader Joe's blend has sesame seeds (white and black), sea salt, minced garlic, minced onions and poppy seeds.

You can prepare in advance the crostini rounds with the rubbed garlic. When ready to serve, continue the steps in building them.

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2 Comments

  1. No wonder you & Whit ate the whole thing, lol! (Saw your post & pics on FB.) Here’s to up-scaling good ol’ avocado toast with “Ally innovations” — from method to seasonings. You’re always thinking up somethin’ new and aren’t we blessed by your foodie imagination?! I’ll probably have to leave out the “schmear” (dang it!) but my cherry tomato crop is almost ripe and I can’t think of a better way to enjoy them straight off the stem than this… plus I LOVE avocados, crostini, and YOU! xo

    • Oh, Kimmmeee, girl…your comments always bring such joy to me. I just smile as I hang on and read each word. As for the schmear, that adds creamy flavor and it also is like the ‘glue’ for the avocado and ‘mater. Maybe you coul duse something dairy free? Now, I know your cropy of cherry tomatoes will be divine. Nothing like homegrown! Love you too sweet girl xoxo

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