Appetizers: Avocado Crostini

Crostini (meaning "little crusts" in Italian) are an Italian appetizer consisting of small slices of grilled or toasted bread with toppings.

The toppings can include a variety of different cheeses, meats, and vegetables. The fresher, the better.

You can also make simple crostini with a brush of olive oil with herbs or a sauce.

However, you make your crostini essential oils can add just that bit of flavorful difference that will make it memorable!

What you will need:

  • 1 French Baguette, cut into 1/4 inch rounds
  • 4 Avocado, medium ripe peeled and pitted
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, fresh finely chopped
  • 2 ounces fresh goat cheese
  • 1 scallion, fresh and finely chopped
  • 1 garlic, fresh clove minced
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, chopped
  • 1-3 drops Spicy Blend (click for recipe)
  • Large baking sheet, prepared with olive or coconut oil
  • Blender

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Put baguette rounds on baking sheet prepared with oil and toast until lightly golden, 2 to 4 minutes.

Remove from oven.

Place avocado in a blender, along with cilantro, goat cheese, 1-3 drops Spicy blend, jalapeño pepper and garlic and blend together until smooth.

Season to taste with salt if desired.

Optionally you can use a fork to mash ingredients together until blended.

Scoop spoonfuls of the avocado mixture onto baguette rounds and garnish tops with chopped cherry tomatoes.

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