**I know we usually do Paleo Mondays but, to be honest, vacation kicked my butt! So, enjoy this delicious crostini recipe instead and we’ll get back to the paleo goodness next week!**
So, we totally buy our avocados at Costco. When you have a five year old who eats 1-2 per day, you need to buy in bulk. But, sometimes he just isn’t feeling it and we are left with a bunch of avocados and no idea what to do with them. We can only eat so much guacamole after all. I was having friends over recently and decided to put them to good use by making bacon avocado crostini.
This recipe is absolutely perfect for a last minute get together or to throw together for girl’s night in. With just a few ingredients, you have the perfect appetizer that is full of fresh summer flavors.
Bacon Avocado Crostini Ingredients:
1 French baguette, sliced
1 Tbsp oil
Salt and pepper
1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
Let’s Make It:
1) Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly brush one side of each bread slice with olive oil and place on baking sheet. Bake for 2-3 minutes or until lightly toasted. Remove from oven and let cool.
2) Add avocado to a bowl and mash. Add in salt and pepper to taste. Top bread slices with mashed avocado. Top with quartered tomatoes and crumbled bacon.
If you didn’t want to bother heating up the kitchen on a hot summer day with the oven, you can definitely skip the bread toasting part. I have made it both ways and the flavor doesn’t really change if you don’t toast it but the bread just isn’t quite as sturdy when eating the crostini.
Have you been using up lots of summer produce this year so far? What are your favorite quick party appetizers?