I am truly excited to present this post on my Guacamole Bruschetta. First of all, avocados are a fixture in my house. We may live in Chicago but we buy avocados year round. I believe avocado is one of those foods that is as good on its own as it is mixed with other ingredients. We cut up avocados and throw them in salads and make guacamole so often we can make it in our sleep.
This is a truly unique post. This post is part of a big event created for Avocados from Mexico to celebrate the “Big Game” – the Superbowl – and a traditional game-day snack, guacamole. Avocados from Mexico is hosting its first ever Guac Bowl on Pinterest and I along with 3 other bloggers from around the country, have been asked to participate and come up with our game day recipe – my offering is this Guacamole Bruschetta.
Visit www.pinterest.com/avosfrommexico and find the Guac Bowl board full of unique twists on guacamole to participate. To be eligible for our prizes, you must official enter via our registration form. Pin your favorite guacamole recipe with inspiration from the AFM Guac Bowl Pinterest Board and use hashtag #guacbowl. The Guacamole recipe with the most repins (so vote for me!) will be crowned this year’s Guac Bowl Champ.
The event and voting has also been set up to enable the voters to win a gift prize. It’s easy to enter this fun, regional showdown — and there’s a prize pack valued at $250, including a $150 grocery gift card for the winner. To vote for your favorite recipe and be eligible to win a Prize Pack you must pin before February 5, 2014. The winning recipe and winning Pinner will be announced on Feb. 7.
This is a sponsored post on behalf of Avocados from Mexico. I received compensation for this post, however all opinions stated are my own. I have made a number of prior posts about avocados so my loyal readers know how much my family likes avocados. Avocados have great taste, texture and many health benefits.
So back to this post which is a fusion of Mexican and Italian flavors. My guacamole bruschetta highlights the avocado by leaving it in its pure form with no added ingredients. The recipe is elevated and accented by combining traditional Italian flavors in the tomato topping – the bruschetta. The recipe is finished off with a Mexican flair by squeezing a lime over the the bruschetta and sprinkling cilantro over top. This is an easy recipe to prepare and one sure to please your guests taste buds and eyes. So pull this recipe out for your Super Bowl Party.
- 4 – 6 avocados from Mexico, mashed
- 2 plum tomatoes
- 1/2 yellow tomato
- 1 – 2 tbsp oregano
- 1/2 lime, squeezed
- 1/2 of loaf of french bread
- 1/4 cup olive oil,divided
- Handful of cilantro
- salt & pepper to taste
Begin by cutting the avocados in half lengthwise. Grab each half with each hand and twist so the halves separate. Now take the knife and stab the pit with the blade. Pull out the pit. Take a big spoon and spoon out the avocado and put into a bowl. Next take a fork and gently mash the avocado. You want a rough mash – I like to have chunks.
Separately, take the plum tomatoes and cut them in half, and then again, in half.
Take a spoon and scoop out the soft part of the tomato.
Dice and put in a separate bowl. Do the same thing with the yellow tomato. Next, add the 1/8 of a cup of olive oil, oregano, lime and salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
Turn your oven on a low broil. Cut the french bread into 1/4″ – 1/2″ pieces. Place on baking sheet and spread the remaining olive oil on one side of the bread.
Place the bread on the top rack and broil for 1 – 2 minutes. You want the edges to get brown. Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes.
To assemble the guacamole brushcetta, take the bread and first top with the avocado mash.
Next, top with the bruschetta. Finish by topping with cilantro.
Serve and enjoy!