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Avocado smash bruschetta

Avocado smash bruschetta

Ingredients 10 serves 15 serves 25 serves
Avocado, peeled, stone removed 600g 900g 1.5kg
Olive oil 50mL 75mL 125mL
Lemon juice 80mL 120mL 200mL
Black pepper, ground to taste to taste to taste
Paprika, ground ½ teaspoon ¾ teaspoon 1 ½ teaspoons
Basil, finely chopped 1 cup 1 ½ cups 2 ½ cups
Sourdough bread stick, sliced  1 breadsticks 1 ½ breadsticks 2 ½ breadsticks
Tomatoes, sliced 4 6 10

Method

  1. Preheat grill to high.
  2. In a bowl, gently mash the avocado with a fork to a chunky consistency.
  3. Add the olive oil, lemon juice, pepper, and paprika to the mashed avocado and mix well.
  4. Add some of the basil (reserving some for garnish) and gently combine.
  5. Toast bread slices under the grill for 15 to 20 seconds each side, until lightly golden.
  6. Spread each slice with 2 slices of tomato, and top with avocado.
  7. Serve each slice with a sprinkle of chopped basil and black pepper.

 

Tips

  • Use any leftover avocado mixture as a topping for baked potatoes or a healthy sandwich spread.
  • This is a great addition to the canteen menu as a snack or breakfast option, as it’s easy to prepare and to eat!
  • Try different types of breads, such as toasted wholemeal, grainy, seeded, or rye toast slice breads or toasted pita pockets.
  • For variety, crumble a small amount of reduced fat feta over the top for a more intense flavour.

 

Category: Everyday (Green)

Recipe adapted with permission from Nutrition Australia.
The nutritional information provided is based on the exact ingredients and method as shown. Any variation/s to the ingredients or method may alter the nutritional outcome.