Mamatoga Meatless Monday Recipe: Guacamole Bruschetta

This recipe from the fabulous Just a Taste blog combines two of my favorite things to eat-bruschetta and guacamole, and I cannot for the life of me figure out why I have never made this before. Fresh, healthy and simple to make you can make this in two batches, one spicier and one more mild to please every age group in the house. Ingredients:

½ loaf French bread 1 clove garlic 2 Tablespoons olive oil 2 tomatoes, medium chopped 2 avocados, medium chopped 1/3 cup finely chopped onion ¼ cup chopped cilantro 2 Tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon pepper

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 400ºF.

Slice the French bread on the diagonal into ½" rounds and place on a baking sheet.

Toast the sliced bread in the oven for 3 minutes, then flip each piece over and toast an additional 3 minutes.

Remove the toasted bread from the oven and immediately rub with the clove of garlic (it works best to first cut a small tip off the garlic clove so that the oils will seep out).

Brush the tops of the garlic-rubbed toasts with olive oil and set aside.

In a large bowl, combine the chopped tomatoes, avocado, onion, cilantro, lime juice, salt and pepper. Mix together gently making sure the avocado is well coated in the lime juice.

Spoon a portion of the mixture onto each of the garlic toasts and serve.