I‘m currently pulling the second batch of this bruschetta recipe out of the oven, and the aroma is heavenly!
If there’s one recipe that I just can’t live without, it’s bruschetta. Bruschetta pairs well with pretty much everything. It’s versatile and can be served as a side dish or appetizer. But, let’s be honest here for a second. The real reason I love bruschetta so much is that it’s both fast and easy to throw together, and you really can’t mess it up. When you only have ten minutes to whip together a side dish because the kids are screaming, or you have friends coming over for dinner unexpectedly…this is the recipe you want to make!
We’ve been pretty obsessed with this Avocado Bruschetta recipe for the past year or so, and we have yet to get tired of it. Every time I make a batch for dinner, three quarters of the dish is gone before it even hits the table (no joke)!
On a side note, I’ll admit that chopping up cherry tomatoes is probably one of my least favourite things to do. The tomatoes get mushy if your knife isn’t sharp enough, and the juices spray absolutely everywhere. I recently picked up a new pair of knives – the Zwilling J.A. Henckels Twin Fin Bread Knife, and the Zwilling J.A. Henckels Santoku Knife and they are honestly amazing. Both of these Henckels knives are made in Japan and truly make chopping and cutting so much easier. If you need to upgrade your set of knives, Kitchen Stuff Plus currently has their Henckels event going on until April 22/19 which means massive savings on ALL Henckels products! I highly recommend checking them out!
This Bruschetta recipe is a nice alternative to your traditional bruschetta, and it’s perfect for the Spring season. It’s fresh, full of flavour, and full of healthy fats and antioxidants from the veggies and fruit! Enjoy!
Avocado Bruschetta With Balsamic Glaze
- 1 pint of tri-coloured baby tomatoes, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced (approx. 2 tsp)
- 2 Tbsps extra virgin olive oil
- 2 ripe avocados, diced
- 2 tbsp red onion, chopped
- 3 tbsp freshly grated parmesan cheese
- Balsamic glaze
- 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- Pinch of salt
- 1 french loaf
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Cut the loaf of bread into approximately 3/4 inches thick slices. Place the slices on baking sheet, and gently brush the top side of each slice with olive oil. Toast in oven for approximately 10 minutes or until lightly browned.
Meanwhile, in a bowl, toss together the tomatoes, garlic, remaining olive oil, avocados, and red onion. Season with salt and pepper.
Once bread is out of the oven, top each slice with the tomato mixture, then sprinkle the parmesan cheese on top of each slice, and lightly drizzle with balsamic glaze. Serve immediately.
Lots of love,
This blog post is sponsored by Kitchen Stuff Plus, but all opinions are authentic and my own.