Smashed Avocado and Tomato Bruschetta

When we lived in California, hubby and I enjoyed an abundance of delicious avocado dishes. Garnishing fresh seafood and mushed into mouthwatering guacamole, avocado was everywhere. We couldn’t get away from the gorgeous pale green fruit…  But, it’s not like we were trying!

It remains a major favorite in my house, and especially in the summer, avocado is all over our homemade salads, sandwiches, and the appetizers we make for parties. The only fruit we love more than avocado, though? Tomatoes!

Tossed with a tangy mixture of balsamic vinegar, olive oil and garlic, the tomatoes tasted candy-sweet on a bed of creamy smashed avocado.

Crisp sliced French bread served as the perfect base for these scrumptious, summery bruschetta. They’re as easy to make as they are colorful and salty-sweet. Serve them on the side of grilled meats and fish, or as a fresh party appetizer that guests will gobble up.

Every bite is better than the last and I know after one, you’ll agree. These avocado bruschetta are irresistibly good!

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Smashed Avocado and Tomato Bruschetta

Yield: Makes 20-25 bruschetta

Ingredients:

Nonstick cooking spray
1/2 loaf French bread (or 1 petite loaf), cut into 1/2-inch slices
1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
1 clove garlic
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
2 avocados, smashed
Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

Preheat broiler.

Place slices of bread on baking sheet and spray with cooking spray. Broil 1-2 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.

In a medium bowl, combine tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar.

Spread smashed avocado onto each bread slice, then generously spoon tomato topping on top. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve immediately.

Enjoy!

Adapted from Ambitious Kitchen

      

30 Responses to “Smashed Avocado and Tomato Bruschetta”

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    Elisa @ Insalata di Sillabe — July 7, 2014 @ 3:01 am

    I sooo love bruschetta, especially during summer time, and let me say these look simply gorgeous! I love how colorful they are and I’m sure they have such an amazing and fresh flavor…can’t wait to give them a go!

    xo, Elisa

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    Jules @ WolfItDown — July 7, 2014 @ 3:24 am

    This looks delicious Georgia! I watched the movie “Julie & Julia” not long ago, and the couple in it had bruschetta for dinner one of the days in it, and it made me crave it. Such a simple dish, but it tastes like all the goodness in the world, I bet the smashed avocado adds a beautiful creaminess to it as well, yum!

    I made a banana and avocado smoothie yesterday, and today I’m going to use the last avocado for a prawn ceviche, otherwise I would totally have made this :) I hope you have a wonderful start to your week :) x

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — July 7, 2014 @ 5:35 am

    This is definitely my kind of bruschetta!! LOVE!

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    Sandra — July 7, 2014 @ 7:09 am

    Hopefully I haven’t let my avocados spoil and I can make this today!

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    Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Living — July 7, 2014 @ 8:47 am

    What a great summer appetizer or snack – nothing better than avocado + tomato!

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    Marie @ Little Kitchie — July 7, 2014 @ 9:20 am

    The perfect summer snack! Love these, Georgia!

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    Gaby — July 7, 2014 @ 9:55 am

    I’m loving these!

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    Consuelo - Honey & Figs — July 7, 2014 @ 10:37 am

    Ooohh I’m really liking this tomato-avocado combo! Crusty bread is always a winner!
    Hope you have a fantastic week! xxxx

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    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — July 7, 2014 @ 11:25 am

    This is my kind of bruschetta! Love the avocado and tomato combination!

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    Angel Reyes — July 7, 2014 @ 12:49 pm

    I love it. I grew up with homegrown avocados, and to this day, I can remember that amazing feeling i felt after eating one.

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    Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg — July 7, 2014 @ 1:17 pm

    This is the perfect summer snack, app, whatever you want to call it. Love.

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    Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps — July 7, 2014 @ 2:43 pm

    The perfect summer app!

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    Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic — July 7, 2014 @ 5:30 pm

    I love avocado toast, and these little bruschetta are just calling my name!

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    Rachel @thedessertchronicles — July 7, 2014 @ 6:57 pm

    Amazing! Avocado and tomatoes are two of my favorite things. This looks like the perfect combination!

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    Tieghan Gerard — July 7, 2014 @ 10:29 pm

    Toast perfection!

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    cheri — July 7, 2014 @ 10:50 pm

    Love this combination!

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    Anna (Hidden Ponies) — July 8, 2014 @ 12:17 am

    What a beautiful bruschetta combination! Perfect summer dinner in my books.

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    Kitchen Belleicious — July 8, 2014 @ 10:06 am

    i love simple but oh so delicious recipes. This looks great

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    Ashley — July 8, 2014 @ 11:21 am

    So much goodness in one bite! I loveeee avocado and with tomatoes is even better! I wish I was having this for lunch today!

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    Danae @ Recipe Runner — July 8, 2014 @ 11:50 am

    I love the combination of the crisp crunchy bread, the mashed creamy avocado, and those sweet tomatoes! What a great summer appetizer!

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    Amy @ The Blond Cook — July 8, 2014 @ 3:14 pm

    What a beautiful bruschetta! I love the combination of EVERYTHING!

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    Valerie | From Valerie's Kitchen — July 8, 2014 @ 7:44 pm

    I didn’t know you guys lived in California! I could easily make a meal out of this gorgeousness. Totally my kinda thing!

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — July 8, 2014 @ 9:48 pm

    I could live off of this bruschetta, gorgeous!

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    Jennie @themessybakerblog — July 9, 2014 @ 7:22 am

    Yup, I could eat slices of this bruschetta all day, every day!

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    John@Kitchen Riffs — July 9, 2014 @ 10:56 am

    I’m loving the tomatoes we’ve been getting lately! And soon our garden will be producing, too. Love the idea of this — thanks so much.

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    Erin | The Law Student's Wife — July 9, 2014 @ 2:56 pm

    When my hubby lived in the peace corps in the Dominican Republic, he had an avocado tree in his yard and he still talks about how much he misses it. I should surprise him with this recipe!

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    Bill — July 9, 2014 @ 5:36 pm

    Now that’s summer perfection, Georgia! I can’t think of any better combination of ingredients than these bruschetta! Great post!

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    Choc Chip Uru — July 9, 2014 @ 7:53 pm

    This bruschetta looks so healthy and refreshing, a far fry from the oily bread I am used to!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    Karen @ Lushious Eats — July 10, 2014 @ 10:40 am

    I love these! They look amazing, I could eat them all up no problem! :)

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    Maureen | Orgasmic Chef — July 10, 2014 @ 11:05 pm

    These would make a perfect lunch for me. All of them. :)

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