Bruschetta (pronounced bru'sket:ta )is an appetizer which can be prepared in minutes. It can be prepared with different kind of toppings and today here it is a very easy Avocado Bruschetta. I bought a loaf of baguette keeping few recipes in mind and this bruschetta recipe is one of them.
When you are hosting a party at home and you want to have an appetizer who is not drowned in oil well for your guests, but has no compromise in taste – go for this . Suits very well for all age groups. My kids love ‘em .
Crusty French or Italian Baguette, cut into thick slices - 4 slices
2 tbsps. few table spoons olive oil
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
For the Topping
2 Hass Avocados
1/4 Red / Yellow onion (minced)
1 garlic clove (minced) or garlic powder
1 medium size plum tomato
1/2 tsp. lemon /lime juice / white vinegar
2 tsp. finely chopped cilantro aka coriander leaves.
few more cilantro (for garnish) – optional
1/8 tsp. ground cumin (optional)
ground pepper (as per taste)
Salt (as per taste)
1.Cut the avocados and remove the seed. Scoop out the flesh and place it in a bowl. Similarly scoop out the seeds from the tomato. Cut avocados into chunks. Dice the tomato. Mix all the ingredients given for the topping. This can be stored in the refrigerator until served.
2. Combine olive oil and garlic powder. Brush on both sides of the bread. It can be toasted on the stove top or in the oven. As I prepared only a small quantity, I used stovetop. Toast them until golden brown on both sides. While using the oven, turn the oven to broiler mode and broil for very few minutes until they turn crisp and golden brown.
The topping given above can be halved if only 4 slices of bread is used.Check my earlier post (Click) for selecting and storing the avocado once it is cut.