Monday, May 25, 2009

Bruschetta all'Avocado



I said that I’d post the adult purple pizza next, but I got so excited about this little dish that I hope you don’t mind the interruption. Avocados are in season right now, and this is a lovely way to eat them; creamy, on good bread, and with a light background of garlic.

For Spread
3 medium sized avocados
Juice of half a Meyer lemon
1 Tablespoon capers, not rinsed
1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon dried dill
Coarse salt & fresh cracked pepper to taste

Cut the avocados in half and scoop out the pulp into a food processor. Add the rest of the ingredients and pulse to combine to desired texture.

For Bread
Slices of good French bread or other favorite
Extra virgin olive oil for brushing
1 garlic clove, cut in half

Heat the grill or broiler to high. Brush one side of the bread lightly with olive oil. Grill or broil the side with the oil until golden brown and crispy. Remove from heat, and immediately rub the toasted side lightly with the garlic clove.

Top bread with the avocado mixture. Sprinkle with dill if desired.

Recipe & picture by Laura Flowers


22 comments:

Deeba @Passionate About Baking said...

Yes I do mind the interruption...sniff...because we don't get avacados here & this bruschetta with the spread looks GREAT!!

Ciao Chow Linda said...

can never have too many avocados. so pretty and so delicious too.

The Cooking Photographer said...

Eek Deeba! No avocados? I can almost stop being jealous of the beautiful city you live in now.

Mary said...

What a beautiful creation! Perfect on the patio with friends. Have a wonderful day.

girlichef said...

OhMyGosh...this looks delicious!! I love avocados and this dish would do my belly good :)

finsmom said...

Wow! I am making this asap!

Marta said...

This looks lovely Laura, you are forgiven for the pizza-roll interruption ;)
Gorgeous photos, as alway, and the idea is very fresh and summery! Thanks!

Monique said...

I will love this:) I know it!

Jamie said...

So beautiful and gorgeous photo!

Esi said...

I used to looove avocados. Sadly I am allergic, but I can still have a bit of them if they are mixed with other things. Maybe I can try this.

ButterYum said...

Sigh... you're not going to stop until I give in a buy a bunch of avocados, right?

The Cooking Photographer said...

You do Patricia, Costco is always good for that lol.

The Cooking Photographer said...

Thank-you for the comments everyone. They made my night!

Pink Little Cake said...

This is my kind of recipe!! I love avocados!! I send you an email, thank you , thank you for your ideas, my husband is excited about the sweet potato pasta.

EMC said...

Oh my! This is so inventive and I love the idea of creamy bruschetta toppings. I always feel the requisite tomato topping is missing something creamy...

jd said...

I'm completely drooling here :)

Donna-FFW said...

This looks absolutely scrumptious. I love that spread. Must taste fabulous!! gorgeous photo as always!

sherri said...

I want a bite! Looks so creammy and delicious.

Kevin said...

That looks so creamy and good!

the wicked noodle said...

I love bruschetta and avocado - this looks amazing!

Julie said...

This looks delicious - I'm addicted to avocadoes! Beautiful photo, too!

~RED~ said...

WOW, makes me want to run out and get avacados.. crazy good!

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