½ Avocado, smashed
½ tbsp fresh lime juice
¼ tsp sea salt
¼ tsp pepper
1 Roma tomato, chopped
½ tbsp olive oil
½ tbsp balsamic vinegar
2-3 Basil Leaves, chopped
Balsamic Glaze to Garnish (optional)**
1. In a medium bowl, mix smashed avocado, lime juice, and ¼ teaspoon of sea salt and ground pepper.
2. In a separate large bowl, combine tomatoes, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar. Mince other garlic clove and add it into tomato mixture.
3. Spread smashed avocado mixture onto preferred base**, then generously spoon tomato topping on top. Garnish with basil and serve immediately.
** Balsamic Glaze in recipe was purchased from Trader Joe’s.
** For a base to spread your avocado and bruschetta, try whole grain French Bread, Triscuits, or even slices of roasted sweet potato (gluten-free option).
By Catherine Perez, RD, LDN