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Tomato Avocado Feta Crostini

Tomato Avocado Feta Crostini. A simple, light fresh and delicious appetizer course, hors d’oeuvre, or even a light lunch.

Tomato Avocado Feta Crostini single serving on white plate

Tomato Avocado Feta Crostini

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 for the main course that he planned to serve afterward.

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.

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Tomato Avocado Feta Crostini

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 and 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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Originally published May 2011. Updated January 2019 to include a printable recipe card & nutritional information.

Tomato Avocado Feta Crostini single serving on white plate
Yield: 4 servings

Tomato Avocado Feta Crostini

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Tomato Avocado Feta Crostini. A simple, light fresh and delicious appetizer course, hors d'oeuvre, or even a light lunch.

Ingredients

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

Instructions

To prepare the topping for the crostini

  1. Simply toss all ingredients together and chill until ready to serve.

To prepare the Garlic Crostini

  1. 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

  1. Simmer together until large bubbles form and the liquid coats the back of a metal spoon.
  2. Drizzle over the tomato, avocado and feta topping.

Nutrition Information

Yield

1

Serving Size

serving

Amount Per Serving Calories 3177Total Fat 89gSaturated Fat 34gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 45gCholesterol 151mgSodium 6437mgCarbohydrates 489gFiber 31gSugar 120gProtein 110g

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.


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Maggie

Wednesday 23rd of January 2019

I thought this recipe looked delightful for a light lunch - and I had all the ingredients, including a reduction and home-grown basil! So rare. Anyway, I started putting it all together. After stirring in the feta, I said, "uh oh." Really strong and I felt like I had made a mistake. Tasted it and KNEW I had blown it.

But I continued forward, not wanting to waste such lovely ingredients, and I have to tell you. We sprinkled on the balsamic reduction and experienced a flavor epiphany. The flavor change was instantaneous and glorious, and I am so glad we didn't back off. Trust the recipe! Trust Barry Parsons! Thank you for the wonderful lunch.

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