!Tomato Avocado Feta Crostini. A simple, light fresh and delicious appetizer course, hors d’oeuvre, or even a light lunch.
Originally published May 2011.
A friend was throwing a dinner party and I was helping him plan the menu. The first course he had planned though, seemed far too heavy to me.
The main course that he planned to serve afterward was also quite heavy
An appetizer course should whet the appetite and not satisfy it. It should be a harbinger of good things to come.
The way to do that is to keep it small, fresh, simple and delicious.
When I asked what he had on hand in the fridge, he listed a number of things, including the ingredients for this straightforward recipe. I made this suggestion to him and next morning he called to say that it was a great success.
He also said I was absolutely right, keeping the appetizer small and simple worked much better with the heavier main course.
To learn how I make homemade garlic oil for this recipe and so much more, take a look at this post for Homemade Garlic Oil and Flatbreads.
This Tomato Avocado Feta Crostini recipe is a quick, fresh idea for a simple starter course or hors d’oeuvre that’s perfect for a casual summer barbecue or dinner party. It’s also perfect for a light lunch.
Instead of plating this as an appetizer, I sometimes chop the ingredients a little smaller. I then set a small bowl of it in the centre of a serving platter along with a small jug of the balsamic syrup.
The crostini are then placed around the salad and guests can spoon the salad onto the crostini and drizzle the balsamic reduction themselves.
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Tomato Avocado Feta Crostini. A simple, light fresh and delicious appetizer course, hors d'oeuvre, or even a light lunch.
For the topping
- 2 large ripe tomatoes, diced
- 1 large avocado diced
- 6 ounces feta diced
- juice of 1/2 lime
- salt and pepper to season
- 3 tbsp fresh basil chopped, optional
For the Garlic Crostini
- 8 slices French baguette
- garlic oil
For the Balsamic Syrup
- 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
To prepare the topping for the crostini
- Simply toss all ingredients together and chill until ready to serve.
To prepare the Garlic Crostini
- Simply brush garlic oil on both sides of the bread and then toast them in a panini press or under the broiler.
To prepare the Balsamic Syrup
- Simmer together until large bubbles form and the liquid coats the back of a metal spoon.
- Drizzle over the tomato, avocado and feta topping.
Amount Per Serving Calories 249Total Fat 14gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 25mgSodium 373mgCarbohydrates 24gFiber 4gSugar 11gProtein 7g
The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.