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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Bacon-Avocado-Tomato Crostinis

In my last post, I mentioned that I had one more recipe to share with you from our get-together this past Fourth.  Well, you'll love these super easy crostinis...they're wonderful as an appetizer for brunch, or on their own for breakfast, lunch, or just as a snack.  Although I use turkey bacon, use whatever bacon you like....these crostinis are also good with candied turkey or candied pork bacon. 

For your next tailgate or get-together (how about Labor Day!), just pack up your ingredients and assemble once you arrive.  Toast the bread before you leave, or at the a tailgate, simply toast your bread on the grill!

So very attractive and so very easy...

                                 Makes Me Hungry Just To Look At These...
                                   Better Toast Some More Bread!

Serves approx. 6-8

  • 1 ripe avocado, cleaned
  • Sprinkle of lime juice (for preservation and flavor!)
  • 12/ea. about 2" slices of thinly cut French bread, toasted
  • 12/ea. grape tomatoes, cleaned and sliced in half lengthwise
  • Approx. 1 1/2 slices cooked bacon...I use turkey bacon (Also, good with candied turkey or candied pork bacon), torn into about 1/2" pieces...each slice yields about 8 pieces
  • Table or sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


Preparing The Avocado Spread

(Use sterling silver or sturdy plastic implements for preparing the avocado.) Remove and set aside the seed to the avocado.  Roughly mash (just enough to spread) the avocado and sprinkle with a little lime juice.  If you're not using the spread immediately, place the reserved seed into the center of the mashed avocado and lay a piece of plastic wrap directly onto the surface of the spread.  These methods will help preserve the color of the avocado spread for about 10 hours in the fridge; and when served, for about 2 hours at room temperature...these are also good ways to help retain the color of guacamole.

Assembling Each Crostini
  1. Spread about 1-2 TB of the mashed avocado onto a slice of the toasted French bread.
  2. To stabilize the tomato halves, slightly embed two each, flesh side up, into the spread avocado, and sprinkle with salt and freshly ground black pepper.  (If using sea salt, go easy.)
  3. Leaving some of the tomato exposed, lay 2-3 pieces of the bacon on top of the tomato halves, slightly pressing the edges of the bacon into the avocado.  Bingo...ready to serve!
They'll be devouring these as soon as you lay them out...enjoy!

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  1. Sounds great for these hot days!

  2. Perfect for tailgate or Monday night football dinner-I would just add a salad and be good to go...thanks for sharing your delicious crostinis Bonnie ;)

  3. Hi Bonnie! There is nothing like avocado on a good piece of bread. These crostinis would be my ideal appetizer! Thank you for sharing! I hope you had a wonderful weekend, and I hope you have an even better start to your week.