Tomatoes are abundant and so delicious this time of year! And, thankfully, they are also highly versatile and can be in used a number of dishes for every meal. This simple toast, perfect for breakfast, lunch or a snack, incorporates my love of both tomatoes and avocado! I LOVE bruschetta – it has always been one of my favorite appetizers at every and any Italian restaurant! However, I don’t make it at home as often as I would like, and these fresh tomatoes, basil and garlic from Taproot Farm gave me just the inspiration I needed to craft it up! This recipe is perfect for when you want something fresh and easy but don’t want to make a ton of dishes or use a stove or oven. Also, if you’re an avocado lover like me, this gives you an additional option to transform that everyday avocado toast into something even more spectacular! I hope you enjoy this delicious and light meal as much as I do – enjoy! 🙂
Makes 1 Serving (*Can Easily be Multiplied)
Recipe by © Alysha Melnyk 2018
Dry Measuring Cups
Small Mixing Bowl
1 Slice Bread of Choice, Toasted
1/2 Avocado, Mashed
1/3 Cup Tomato, Chopped into Small Pieces
1 Clove Garlic, Minced
1 to 2 Tablespoon(s) Fresh Basil Leaves, Torn (*Depends on taste preferences – I used 2)
Dash of Salt
Dash of Pepper
1 Teaspoon Capers
1 Teaspoon Olive Oil
Optional for Topping: Grated cheese of choice (I used Asiago), extra basil and extra black pepper
Square Platter by Jeremy Ogusky, Creater of Ogusky Ceramics (based in Jamaica Plan, MA)
- First, combine chopped tomato, minced garlic, torn basil leaves, dash of salt & pepper, capers and olive oil in a small mixing bowl, stirring to combine. Set aside.
- Next, toast bread of choice.
- After bread is toasted, mash avocado on top.
- Pour bruschetta mixture over it and top with extra basil, grated cheese and black pepper.
- Enjoy! 🙂