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

Bacon Tomato and Avocado Crostini Appetizers

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Servings: 4
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.

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 Facts
Bacon Tomato and Avocado Crostini Appetizers
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 565 Calories from Fat 513
% Daily Value*
Fat 57g88%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 58mg19%
Sodium 285mg12%
Potassium 398mg11%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 651IU13%
Vitamin C 14mg17%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.