Here’s a tasty, super popular appetizer to add to your repertoire – Easy Avocado Crostini with Balsamic Drizzle. Just 12 minutes to impress your guests.
Crostini, or “little toasts” in Italian, are a great base for a ton of different and easy appetizers. They are semi-crisp with a hint of garlic and easy to manage in two bites. The toppings are endless. I love the avocado, lime, salt, tomato and balsamic combo and it’s perfect for vegetarians.
You can make the balsamic glaze yourself (see Note 1 in the recipe) or you can take a shortcut and use a pre-made Balsamic Reduction from the store. The avocado is mashed with lime, salt and pepper to make a very basic guacamole (this is my favourite way to make guacamole – pure and simple, no additional ingredients needed). From here, you just top with a few tomatoes and drizzle with the balsamic reduction. Sooooo good! The best part is making little designs with the drizzle over the crostini and the plate.
If you’re planning to make these ahead, I suggest drizzling the Balsamic just before serving as it tends to bleed a bit into the avocado if it’s not thick enough.
All in all, just a simple, fresh, healthy appetizer or brunch fare.
- Don’t like tomatoes? Leave them out. Or substitute with chopped roasted red peppers.
- Add some chopped fresh basil on top of the crostini.
- Use a multigrain baguette or other bread of your choice rather than a french baguette or ciabatta.
- Buy some ready made guacamole.
- Buy the Balsamic reduction/glaze.
Here are 10 Easy Make-Ahead Appetizers to check out as well.