Mash just one avocado to make this Avocado & Tomato Crostini Recipe. This Avocado & Tomato Crostini Recipe will be a crowd-pleaser at parties.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 9 servings
18 diagonally cut French bread slices (1/2 inch thick)
1/4 cup KRAFT Zesty Lime Vinaigrette Dressing, divided
2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
1 fully ripe avocado, mashed
1 tsp. ground black pepper
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Let's Make It
Brush bread slices evenly with 1 Tbsp. dressing.
Broil, 4 inches from heat, 2 to 3 min. on each side or until lightly toasted on both sides.
Toss tomatoes with remaining dressing in medium bowl.
Spread toast slices with avocado; top with tomatoes and pepper.
Selecting, Ripening & Storing Avocados
Look for avocados that are either slightly soft or firm. Small light-brown markings on the peels are normal and won't affect the quality of the fruit inside. If mashing the avocados for recipe use, look for softer avocados. If needing sliced avocados, or if not using immediately, select firmer pieces of fruit. Avocados will continue to ripen after being picked. To ripen, place in paper bag and let stand at room temperature until desired softness. Ripe avocados can be stored in the refrigerator for several days.
How to Peel Avocados
Insert knife into tip end of whole avocado until knife reaches pit. Rotate knife around pit until avocado is cut lengthwise in half. Gently pull avocado apart by twisting the 2 halves in opposite directions. Score avocado skin of each half into thirds, cutting just to, but not into, flesh of avocado. Using paring knife, pull back center strip of avocado peel. Then, pull back 2 side strips of peel.
There are two main types of avocados-California-grown Hass and Florida-grown Fuerte. About 75% of the U.S. crop is the Hass variety, which has rough, nubby blackish-green skin and yellowish-green flesh. Fuerte avocados are oval with smooth green skins and pale green flesh that is a bit more watery than Hass.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g
Saturated Fat 0.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 10g
Dietary Fibers 2g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
9 servings, 2 crostini each
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.