Monday, July 16, 2012

Grilled Bread with Avocado

Stop whatever you are doing and collect/buy/steal/pillage for the following ingredients.  Just do it.  You'll totally thank me.  Actually, thank Bon Appetit for this incredible recipe. 

Ripe Avocado 
Fresh Garlic 
Sea or Kosher Salt
Extra Virgin Olive Oil 
Red Pepper Flakes 
Good, Crusty Bread 


This recipe is sooooo easy.  

Cut a nice thick cut of bread and drizzle each side with some olive oil.  Grill the bread until it's nice and crusty and toasty and yummy (either on a panini pan or outdoor grill).  You can definitely toast it, but grilling the bread gives a totally different flavor.  As soon as the bread is done, rub each side with a garlic clove.  

Next, either mash or cube up some avocado and place on top of the bread.  You can tell that an avocado is ripe when it gives in a little when you press it.  Also, you can flick off the stem on the top and if it's green underneath, that's another way to tell it's ripe.  

 Anyway, drizzle with some more olive oil and then sprinkle with kosher or sea salt and some red pepper flakes.  Listen to me when I say this:  THIS IS SO DELICIOUS AND EASY TO MAKE.  I am addicted. 

Charlie freaking loved this and he never eats stuff like this.  As he put it:  "I could eat this every single day."  YUMMMM.   Try it out and stay hungry! 


  1. YUM! Looks so good. I will have to try this. I saw the Bon Appetit recipe and was wondering how it would turn out!

  2. I just happened to have all ingredients on hand for lunch today! Delicious.

  3. Wow, that looks so good! I have to confess I've never been an avocado fan but this looks amazing!

  4. This looks so good! Totally doing this as a side for grilled salmon tomorrow. Thanks!!

  5. You know, I'm not really a huge avocado fan, but this looks REALLY good. I'll have to mention it to my fiance, I bet he'd love it! Thanks so much for linking up for the blog hop, we were happy to have you!

  6. I made this last night for a predinner appetizer and my husband and I LOVED it! I even took a picture and instagramed it (imacrazymomof4) tonight as I was getting dinner started, it was all I could think about so I made it again. My daughter also loved it! Will definitely make this again! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Yipee! I am delighted to report that the grilled bread with avocado dish I made using your wonderful recipe was successful. Big time. I can’t believe that I did it. Thanks. It's no doubt due to your terrific and easy-to-follow instructions.

    A room full of appreciative applause to you from all of my dinner guests,


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