Under 30 Minutes

Tomato-Avocado Toasts

Entertaining can be easy -- and good for you. These bites with lycopene-rich tomatoes and heart-healthy avocados are a virtuous and delectable cocktail party offering.

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  • Yield: Makes 16
Tomato-Avocado Toasts

Source: Everyday Food, June 2005

Ingredients

  • 1 small baguette (5 ounces)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, quartered

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Slice baguette diagonally into sixteen 1/2-inch-thick slices; brush both sides with a total of olive oil. Bake on a baking sheet until golden, about 8 minutes.

  2. Halve avocado lengthwise and remove pit; scoop flesh into a small bowl. Mash with lemon juice; season with coarse salt and ground pepper. Spread on toasted bread; top with grape tomatoes.

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