Thursday, April 19, 2012

Guacamole Bruschetta

Submitted by Kari-Lynn Tarleton
Source (for recipe & image)

½ loaf French bread
1 clove garlic
2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 tomatoes, medium chopped
2 avocados, medium chopped
1/3 c. finely chopped onion
¼ c. chopped cilantro
2 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lime juice
½ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. pepper

Preheat the oven to 400ºF.  Slice the French bread on the diagonal into ½" rounds and place on a baking sheet. Toast the sliced bread in the oven for 3 minutes, then flip each piece over and toast an additional 3 minutes. Remove the toasted bread from the oven and immediately rub with the clove of garlic (it works best to first cut a small tip off the garlic clove so that the oils will seep out). Brush the tops of the garlic-rubbed toasts with olive oil and set aside.

In a large bowl, combine the chopped tomatoes, avocado, onion, cilantro, lime juice, salt and pepper. Mix together gently making sure the avocado is well coated in the lime juice. Spoon a portion of the mixture onto each of the garlic toasts and serve. Yields 12-15 servings.

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