nutritional information

Per Bruschetta:

  • Calories: 247
  • Protein: 5 g
  • Total Fat: 17.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 20 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 431 mg
  • Fiber: 6 g
  • Sugar: 2 g

Avocado Chimichurri Bruschetta

Avocado Chimichurri Bruschetta

Serves 6

30 minutes or fewer

Talk about a fusion of world cuisines! Cubes of avocado are folded into chimichurri—an Argentinean sauce made of chopped parsley, cilantro, garlic, vinegar, and oil—to create a Latin variation on bruschetta, a classic Italian starter.
  • 2 Tbs. lemon juice
  • 2 Tbs. red wine vinegar
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced (1 Tbs.)
  • ¾ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. red pepper flakes
  • ½ tsp. dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 avocados, peeled, pitted, and cubed
  • 6 ½-inch-thick slices whole-grain or ciabatta bread, toasted

Combine lemon juice, vinegar, garlic, salt, red pepper flakes, oregano, and black pepper in small bowl. Whisk in oil, then stir in cilantro and parsley. Fold in avocado cubes. Spoon avocado mixture onto toast slices, and serve.

September 2008 p.84

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Dare I say best appetizer ever? I've made this twice so far and both times guests were begging me for the recipe. I highly suggest using fresh herbs. Will make again and again! Thanks VT

Lauren - 2015-09-22 03:01:07

I LOVE this recipe. I am not vegetarian, but would definitely eat this in lieu of a meat dish, because it is so delicious! I've never had fresh herbs on hand and have used dried instead and the result is still good. I also ended up using pretzel buns instead of ciabatta, because that is what was on hand and they were phenomenal.

Heather - 2015-08-27 16:57:06

I love this, in particular with fresh oregano. This recipe still bounces around on my thought-screen bubble, and I am still making this, 7 years after the 2008 issue!

Ted Huntington - 2015-08-20 01:46:33

Thanks for the recipe. Tastes so fresh n delicious!

Annie - 2014-12-25 22:57:45

Thank you for this healthy avocado recipe! I made it today and it was a hit with my family!

Janet - 2014-09-21 03:02:58

Looks good and healthy

kweedon - 2014-03-29 18:32:07

Excellent recipe. I made chimichurri for the first time this past weekend for a party that I hosted and this recipe was quick and easy to follow. Everybody at the party loved it and asked who made it :) FYI - I used a pomegranate flavored red wine vinegar and it tasted excellent. I haven't used the normal red wine vinegar yet with this recipe.

Joe - 2014-01-21 02:04:28

This would be wow

Appiah Boateng Gilbert - 2013-12-06 08:26:41

Great use of avocados!

Janet - 2013-06-23 05:49:01

I love bruschetta, but my husband doesn't like tomatoes. This is the perfect substitute! I actually like it better than traditional bruschetta.

Kristie Simpson - 2013-03-15 19:12:24

This recipe is SO yummy!

Lisa - 2013-01-22 22:32:42

Like a fantastic cross between guacamole and mojo (but easier to make than mojo)! LOVE it and will make it again...and again...and again...

BanrionTine - 2012-09-25 18:34:33

Excellent recipe! But this is not the original Chimichurri Argentinian sauce. We don't use lemon, cilantro and olive oil. In Argentina we use just Italian parsley and corn oil. The predominant color of best chimichurri recipe is red!!!

Gabriela - 2012-09-24 07:19:54

Excellent recipe. It got rave reviews from friends!

Melissa Karch - 2012-05-20 04:23:36