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AVOCADO BRUSCHETTI

Everyone’s singing the praises of avocados’ nutritional properties these days. I simply love the creamy texture and slightly nutty flavour of them and there’s almost nothing I’d rather snack on (preferably with home-grown and very flavourful tomatoes and some fresh basil) on a warm summer’s day. This way of serving them is quick and simple to make. Bruschetti should have punchy yet “clean” flavours in my opinion. The addition of fresh chilli and a sprinkle of Piri-piri seasoning in this recipe, gives them just the perfect amount of spice they need to become interesting!

These are great as a starter or as part of a casual, light lunch with an accompanying salad. Served with other delicious bruschetti (fabulous, easy recipes to follow of course ) they make a healthy and impressive party or al fresco nibble.

INGREDIENTS – (makes about 12 bruschetti)
A loaf of bread. Ciabatta works well but any tasty rustic bread will do.
A little olive oil
2 – 3 ripe avocados
Marmite or Vegemite
Juice of 1 – 2 limes
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
Piri-piri seasoning (or chilli flakes and garlic salt)
2 fresh red chillies


METHOD

  • Heat up a griddle pan.
  • Cut 12 thin slices of bread.
  • Lightly brush each slice with a little olive oil and toast it on both sides.

  • Slice the avocados into halves, then quarters and peel them.
  • Very lightly spread the Marmite (or Vegemite if you prefer/you’re an Aussie) on the top side of each toast. This is strong stuff and you really need a very small amount. I “dot” it over the toast.

  • Cut each quarter avocado into fine (2mm thick) slices and neatly arrange them onto each toast over the Marmite.
  • Pour a little lime juice over the avocado slices.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Sprinkle Piri-piri seasoning over each.
  • Finish with slices of fresh chilli to taste.
    There, easy, wasn’t it?

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