Bacon Tomato and Avocado Crostini

 
It's almost a BLT, minus the lettuce. Oh, and add avocado. Whatever these bacon tomato and avocado crostini appetizers are, they are all kinds of awesome. ohsweetbasil.com
It’s almost a BLT, minus the lettuce. Oh, and add avocado. Whatever these bacon tomato and avocado crostini appetizers are, they are all kinds of awesome.
 
 

What is Crostini?

 Crostini are an Italian appetizer consisting of small slices of grilled or toasted bread and toppings.
 
 
 
It's almost a BLT, minus the lettuce. Oh, and add avocado. Whatever these bacon tomato and avocado crostini appetizers are, they are all kinds of awesome. ohsweetbasil.com
 

There’s nothing like appetizers at a party or when you’re out to dinner. Wait, that’s not true because when I’m at a restaurant and suddenly rolls or bread, heck even chips and salsa appear on the table before I’ve even ordered I’m one happy camper.

 

Don’t try to tell me you don’t go to Texas Roadhouse just for the rolls. I know you pound a good 4-5 of them before your food even comes. I know you like the back of my hand. And I’m right there with you.

 

It's almost a BLT, minus the lettuce. Oh, and add avocado. Whatever these bacon tomato and avocado crostini appetizers are, they are all kinds of awesome. ohsweetbasil.com

Moving right along, this is a recipe from when I was in a dinner group. That dinner group was fantastic. It was 5 times a year and each dinner is from a cookbook that everyone grabs and finds a recipe to bring. The host does the main dish and divvies out the rest. Everything tastes absolutely wonderful.

I brought these tartines  or bacon tomato and avocado crostini as we call them at my house. While they don’t look like anything that amazing, well they totally are.

 

It's almost a BLT, minus the lettuce. Oh, and add avocado. Whatever these bacon tomato and avocado crostini appetizers are, they are all kinds of awesome. ohsweetbasil.com

 

What Bread Should You Use for Crostini?

Slice a baguette (or any artisan bread loaf) into 1/4″ thick slices.

Brush slices with olive oil.

Bake

 

The crusty bread is smeared with garlic aioli and it is pretty much to die for. I almost wished I had smeared on a little more. The tomatoes gave just the right amount of sweet, the bacon saltiness, and then the creamy avocado all sprinkled with a little salt. I personally think this would make a great sandwich. In fact, I made grilled BLT kabobs with it a while back, remember?

 

It's almost a BLT, minus the lettuce. Oh, and add avocado. Whatever these bacon tomato and avocado crostini appetizers are, they are all kinds of awesome. ohsweetbasil.com

 

Perfect for football, holidays or even just serve it up with a bunch of fruit and call it lunch or dinner. Who wants some bacon?!!

 

Can I Make Crostini In Advance?

 

To make them ahead of time, prepare the toasts and cool completely to room temperature.

Store in airtight containers up to two days.

If the air is very humid you may need to re-crisp the crostini in the oven for a few minutes.

 

 

Bacon Tomato and Avocado Crostini

It's almost a BLT, minus the lettuce. Oh, and add avocado. Whatever these bacon tomato and avocado crostini appetizers are, they are all kinds of awesome. ohsweetbasil.com
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Bacon Tomato and Avocado Crostini Appetizers

It's almost a BLT, minus the lettuce. Oh, and add avocado. Whatever these bacon tomato and avocado crostini appetizers are, they are all kinds of awesome.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time3 mins
Total Time18 mins
Course: Over 400 Baby Shower Food Ideas that Taste Amazing
Keyword: aioli, APPETIZER, avocado, bacon, tomato
Calories: 813kcal
Author: Sweet Basil

Ingredients

Adapted from Williams Sonoma

  • 4 slices coarse country bread each 1/2 inch thick
  • 1/2 cup aioli see below
  • 2 to matoes cut into slices 1/4 inch thick
  • Salt to taste (I used sea salt)
  • 8 thin bacon slices cooked until crispy
  • 1 avocado peeled, pitted and thinly sliced

Aioli

  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 3 garlic cloves finely minced
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon

Instructions

  • Preheat a broiler.
  • Arrange the bread in a single layer on a baking sheet and put under the broiler until lightly toasted, 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Spread the aioli on the bread and top with a few tomato slices, pressing the tomato into the bread.
  • Season with salt and top the tomato with the bacon slices, then with the avocado and a light sprinkle of salt.
  • Serve immediately.
  • Aioli
  • In a bowl, whisk together the egg yolk, mustard and 1 Tablespoon of the olive oil until an emulsion forms.
  • Combine the remaining olive oil and the safflower oil in a pitcher.
  • Drop by drop, add 2 to 3 Tablespoons of the oil to the egg yolk mixture while whisking constantly.
  • Once the mixture has thickened, add the remaining oil in a very fine, steady stream, whisking constantly, until all of it has been incorporated.
  • Stir in the garlic and season with salt, pepper and lemon juice.
  • If using the aioli as a sauce, whisk in the warm water to lighten the aioli and make it barely fluid.
  • Makes about 1 cup.

Notes

** I've tried using a blender to make the aioli, but it did not work. A food processor may though

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 813kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 73g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 59g | Cholesterol: 104mg | Sodium: 922mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 10g
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  5. Those are so cute! And what a delicious sounding combination!

  6. OH MY!!! I'm madly in love with both bacon and avocado! Can I just reach into my monitor and eat yours??? It looks truly delicious! Gonna have to make myself this S.T.A.T!!!

    BTW, we're going on a road trip to WA in May! Can't wait to show my fam all my old stomping grounds!!!