Tomato Avocado Feta Crostini. A simple, light fresh and delicious appetizer course, hors d’oeuvre, or even a light lunch.
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.
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.
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 3177 Total Fat 89g Saturated Fat 34g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 45g Cholesterol 151mg Sodium 6437mg Carbohydrates 489g Fiber 31g Sugar 120g Protein 110g
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