AVOCADO CROSTINI (Adapted from Panera)
1 French Baguette, cut into 1/4-inch thick rounds
1 avocado, peeled and pitted
2 tsp fresh lime juice
1/2 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced
1 1/2 TBSP chopped fresh cilantro or Italian parsley
1/2 scallion, finely chopped
1 small clove garlic, minced
2 oz fresh goat cheese
1 TSBP extra virgin olive oil
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 cup grape tomatoes, finely chopped
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Put baguette rounds directly on oven rack and bake until toasted, but not browned, 2 to 3 minutes. Set aside.
Using a fork, mash avocado, lime, jalapeño, cilantro, scallion, garlic, goat cheese, oil, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.
Spread 1 to 2 teaspoons avocado mixture on each crostini and top with tomatoes.
Categories: Sides & Salads