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Grilled Avocado Caprese Crostini
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Grilled Avocado Caprese Crostini are the ultimate EASY appetizers infused with olive oil and piled high with Caprese flavours!
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 279 kcal
Author: Karina
Ingredients
  • 8 pieces sliced French or Italian baguette, sliced 1/2-inch thick
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 avocado, sliced thinly
  • 9 ounces (250 grams) vine ripened cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 3.5 ounces (100 grams) fresh bocconcini in water (or baby mozzarella balls)
  • 1/2 cup basil leaves, divided
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic glaze
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F | 190°C.

  2. Arrange bread on a baking sheet, drizzle both sides with olive oil and bake for 15 - 20 minutes until golden, flipping toasts midway through to crisp all over. Rub the crostini with the cut side of the garlic while still warm and season with a little salt and pepper.

  3. Divide 1/4 cup of the basil leaves on each slice of bread (about 2-3 basil leaves per bread), then top each with the avocado slices, tomato halves and mozzarella (bocconcini). Season with salt and/or pepper to taste. 

  4. Broil (or grill) for 3-5 minutes, or until cheese has started to melt through.

  5. Finely chop remaining basil leaves and sprinkle over the crostini. Drizzle with balsamic glaze to serve.
Recipe Notes

To make these Avocado Caprese Crostini into Avocado Caprese Bruschetta, use a large sourdough loaf and cut your slices into 1 1/2-inch wide slices. Then double or triple the rest of your ingredients to ensure your topping fully covers each slice!

Nutrition Facts
Grilled Avocado Caprese Crostini
Amount Per Serving
Calories 279 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 342mg 14%
Potassium 277mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 37g 12%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 3g
Protein 10g 20%
Vitamin A 5.4%
Vitamin C 12.3%
Calcium 8.2%
Iron 15.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.