Eat

Tomato Basil Feta and Avocado Bruschetta

This is tastebud heaven, you guys. If you’ve been over to our house for dinner, you’ve probably had my bruschetta. We regularly devour it as an appetizer, snack or a light lunch. It’s versatile, simple and easy to make but totally looks gourmet! Plus it’s always fun to eat food that looks pretty, right? 

Bruschetta11

Start with quality ingredients. Buy organic if possible.

On the chopping block I’ve got cherry tomatoes, an avocado, fresh basil, feta and parmesan cheese. 

Bruschetta9

Chop all the ingredients up and throw them into a bowl. (Save the parmesan cheese for grating later.)

Bruschetta5

Add a pinch of salt, pepper and dried oregano. Splash some balsamic vinegar to the bowl and keep it out on kitchen counter or in the fridge. The flavors will marinade and become even more delicious.. mmm.. 

Bruschetta13

Now let’s toast that fresh baguette we got from the local bakery. 

Bruschetta10

Slice it on up. *Tip* slice the baguette diagonally to create pieces that have a large surface area. The larger your baguette pieces the more room you have for the yummy toppings!

Bruschetta8

Take each piece and dip one side in olive oil. 

Bruschetta7 

Place them on a wire rack with the coated olive oil side up. I covered my wire rack in foil for easy clean up. 

Shove these bad boys into your oven that’s preheated at 350F. Toast for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.

Bruschetta12 

After they’re golden and nicely toasted drizzle with balsamic reduction. You can find this in a bottle at the supermarket or make your own.

Bruschetta4

Now with a spoon, heap the tomato basil mixture on top.

Bruschetta3

Finish the creation off with grated parmesan cheese and a few more drizzles of balsamic reduction. 

Bruschetta2

Enjoy! 

Bruschetta1

Tomato Basil Feta and Avocado Bruschetta
Serves 12
Simple, versatile, easy to make and delicious!
Write a review
Print
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
10 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 cups of chopped cherry tomatoes
  2. 1 avocado
  3. Handful of fresh basil
  4. 1/2 cup feta cheese
  5. 1/8 cup grated parmesan cheese
  6. Salt, pepper and dried oregano to taste
  7. 2T Balsamic vinegar
  8. 1 whole baguette
  9. 4T olive oil
  10. Balsamic Reduction for drizzling
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Chop the tomatoes, avocado, basil and feta cheese and place in a large bowl. Add a pinch of salt, pepper and dried oregano to taste. Splash a couple tablespoons of balsamic vinegar to the bowl. Set the tomato basil mixture aside on the kitchen counter or cover it and place in the fridge for an hour or two, if you have time. This really lets the flavors mingle together!
  3. Slice the baguette diagonally to create large pieces. Dip each piece into a shallow bowl filled with olive oil and place the slices on a wire oven rack with the olive oil side facing up. Toast in the oven (350F) for about 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. Drizzle balsamic reduction over the toasted baguette pieces. Stir the the tomato basil mixture before generously heaping it onto the baguette pieces. Sprinkle parmesan cheese on top and one last drizzle of balsamic reduction. Voila!
Caitlin Alaina http://www.caitlinalaina.com/
Previous Post Next Post

You Might Also Like

1 Comment

  • Reply MommaD June 23, 2016 at 12:52 am

    Fantastic! This recipe has become a favorite in my home as well…easy and delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  • Leave a Reply