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bruschetta topped with avocado and tomato

Smashed Avocado + Tomato Basil Bruschetta

Smashed avocado and tomato basil bruschetta makes a delicious, easy appetizer that's perfect for serving a crowd. This healthy appetizer is made with fresh ingredients and takes just 10 minutes.
Course Appetizer, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword tomato basil bruschetta
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Author Monique Volz of Ambitious Kitchen

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 loaf whole grain french bread (or 1 petite loaf), sliced 1/2 inch thick
  • 2 avocados, smashed
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt, plus exta
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 large roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 3-4 basil leaves, chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven on broiler setting.
  2. Place slices of bread on baking sheet, spray with olive oil cooking spray and sprinkle with sea salt; broil slices in oven about 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. 
  3. Remove from oven and rub with one clove of garlic (make sure to cut it in half before rubbing).
  4. In a medium bowl, mix smashed avocado, lime juice, and 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt and ground pepper.
  5. In a separate large bowl, combine tomatoes, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar. Mince other garlic clove and add it into tomato mixture.
  6. Spread smashed avocado mixture onto each slice of toast, then generously spoon tomato topping on top. Garnish with basil and serve immediately. Serves 4-6.