Easy Tomato Avocado Feta Bruschetta, the perfect side dish to any BBQ. Fast easy and yes healthy. Toasted Italian Bread topped with a delicious combination of chopped Tomatoes, Avocado and Feta Cheese in a tasty Olive Oil, Balsamic Vinegar and Spices dressing, makes this Avocado Feta Bruschetta the perfect side dish or appetizer.
This is the first summer that I have made anything with Avocados. Why? Well because, one they just became popular in Italy and two I wasn’t really that crazy about them.
A few weeks ago I went to my friend’s family owned grocery store and I couldn’t believe in my small town she had Avocados. So naturally I bought one. I made an amazing Shrimp Stuffed Avocado.
A couple of days later I went back and they were still there. So there you go, sometimes a small town just won’t go for something new.
My friend called me aside, she was so hush-hush. Hmmm this should be interesting, and what did she do? She offered the left over avocados for a third of the price. How could I refuse?
Seems my Italian small town neighbours didn’t know what avocados were, they had no idea what to do with them, and who knew what they tasted like? They were taking no chances! Lucky for me.
Back home I went with my avocados and a couple of ideas up my sleeve. I knew I would have to use them immediately. I have learned that the perfect avocado is ripe when you squeeze it gently and it gives slightly. And these did. Just make sure you don’t buy avocados with brown spots on them, not good.
Easy Tomato Avocado Feta Bruschetta
My avocado loving daughter let me know that there are certain cheeses that compliment this fruit. Feta was one of them and as we later discovered, also fresh mozzarella. Take your pick or experiment. Or leave it out and go Vegan.
I had some day old bread so naturally Bruschetta was on the menu for the day and why not make a Tomato Avocado Feta Bruschetta?
I chopped everything up and mixed it with some fresh basil, oregano, olive oil, lemon juice and balsamic vinegar. Let it sit for about 30 minutes so that all the flavours mingle.
I Grilled my Italian Crusty Bread and topped it with this amazing bruschetta mixture. This Easy Tomato Avocado Feta Bruschetta is so loaded with good healthy ingredients it can easily be served with a salad and you can call it a meal! Buon Appetito.
Easy Tomato Avocado Feta Bruschetta
- 1 avocado cleaned and chopped into small cubes
- 2 large firm tomatoes remove pulp and seeds, chop into small cubes (I always get tomatoes more on the greener side)
- 1 celery stalk chopped
- 5-8 basil leaves chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon oregano 1/2 gram
- 1/4 teaspoon salt 1.4 grams
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice 4.25 grams
- 1/2 - 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 7 .5 -15 grams
- 3 tablespoons olive oil 41 grams
- 2 ounces feta or fresh mozzarella cheese cubed 60 grams
- 8 slices Italian crusty bread
- In a large bowl gently mix together chopped avocado, tomato and celery, fresh basil, oregano and salt, then add lemon juice, balsamic and olive oil and toss gently, then add feta cheese and combine gently. Cover with plastic and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Grill or BBQ Italian Crusty bread, top with avocado feta mixture. Serve immediately. Enjoy!
Republished from June 2016
I had no idea that you couldn’t easily get avocados in your town. We go through so many every week. I rarely make a salad without them!
Hi Renee, I now have them available in my favourite grocery store, so I’m good! 🙂
Marisa Franca @ All Our Way says
Sounds like a delicious recipe which has just the flavors I love. Now, let me tell you a story about avocados. My honey and I were on our way for our 3 months stint in Venice, Florida. We clean out the fridge and take our veggies or perishables with us. We were half way to Florida when my hubby remembered that the avocados were still in the fridge. He forgot to pack them. There wasn’t anything we could do until we would get home. Jump forward three months later. Yep. The avocados were still there. We cut into one and it was perfect! There weren’t any brown spots and they were firm and creamy. Can you believe that?? So, if you have some avocados that are firm and not too ripe, keep them in the fridge. Also — I really appreciate that you call bruschetta what is actually bruschetta and not bread that is just toasted which is crostini 🙂
Hi Marisa, well there you go, I will keep my avocados in the fridge. 🙂