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
Vegan

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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comments

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

One of VT's GREATS! To lower calories and add in a shot of great health, leave out the bread and put the avocado mixture on a bed of raw baby spinach leaves instead.

Beth Schechterman - 2012-04-20 01:36:03

Absolutely delicious and loved by meat-eaters, too!

Anonymous - 2012-03-26 11:45:59

LOOOOVE this recipe. It was the hit of the party!!!

Anonymous - 2011-03-31 14:51:14

This is outstanding, and a must have at all my socials

clare - 2011-03-29 12:57:20

Delicious! Sadly I cut open my avocado and it was all brown so I substituted 2 tomatoes and works perfectly!

Jessica - 2010-09-02 21:08:34

Made this recipie for an appetizer for people who do not like avocado and they loved it...it is truly a delicious and crowd pleasing dish.

Kim - 2010-08-07 15:42:57