I simply love Avocado - that creamy buttery fruit mostly found in South American and Mexican cuisines. Did you know that Avocados are also known as alligator pears or buttery fruits??!! Well, I didn't.. The versatile avocado is the only fruit that provides a substantial amount of mono unsaturated fat. They are a nutrient dense food and contain nearly 20 vitamins and minerals.
These Avocado Bites are so easy to prepare and it requires minimal preparation time. They would be great as sides or as party appetizers. When I had prepared these today morning, the bites were rather cold by the time I could eat them after the photographing. Imagine, if they had been served warm straight from the toaster or the oven....Mmmmm.
1 multigrain baguette, sliced into 1/2 inch slices (You can use any other type of baguette but I personally like the taste of multigrain because of the added nutty taste and flavor)
1 ripe avocado
Sea salt and Black Pepper Grinders
Red Pepper flakes
Preheat your oven to 350 deg F.
Brush the baguette slices with olive oil and toast them lightly till golden brown (roughly 5 mins). Remove from oven and arrange them on a large serving plate.
Peel the avocado and cut them thinly into 1 inch slices to fit on the baguette.
Arrange the avocado slices on the baguette - roughly around 3-4 per baguette slice.
Sprinkle lemon juice all over the avocado slices to prevent oxidizing (believe me - it doesn't look pretty with those dark patches) and then grind sea salt and pepper over the bites. Toss red pepper flakes for added heat.
Sprinkle more olive oil over the bites and serve warm immediately.
On a personal note :
Most days, when I have ripe avocados at home, I would sprinkle lemon juice, season with salt and pepper and gobble it up with my egg white omelette for breakfast. Its another simpler way to enjoy this delicious fruit.