Avocado Bruschetta and Other Awesome Tailgating Recipes

If you’re looking for a quick and simple appetizer, Avocado Bruschetta is the perfect option! Made from fresh tomatoes, avocados and basil, this all-natural recipe will be the hit of any social gathering.

You will also love these yummy appetizers: Mexican Guacamole Bruschetta and Summer Tomato Bruschetta.

Avocado Bruschetta and other awesome appetizer recipes

The Perfect Avocado Bruschetta Appetizer

It’s that time of the month! 12 bloggers, 12 recipes, 12 ingredients or less. This months theme is appetizers which very easily could be read as “football food” this time of the year. Whether you are watching the big game or not, this list of appetizers is sure to please. Check out all of the links at the bottom of the post for the rest of the recipes.

To the horror of many, we don’t watch football; not college, not pro, not high school (our school is so little we don’t even have a football team). And to make matters worse we also don’t watch basketball, baseball, soccer, hockey, or Nascar. The truth is, we don’t even have a TV. We used to enjoying catching a game here or there of our Alma mater (go BYU Cougars!) but that lack of a TV sure makes that hard. So I feel like a total fake having “tale gating” in my title, but that’s ok. You forgive me for my lack of sport watching don’t you?

Avocado Bruschetta and other awesome appetizer recipes

I’ll make it up to you with this recipe. It’s awesome all of the time; football season included.

Bruschetta is one of our all time favorite foods and we often make a meal out of it for summer lunches. It’s just perfect this time of year when tomatoes and basil are ripe and ready for the picking. To step it up a notch I added some avocado; such a great creamy addiction to that crunchy buttery toast.

Avocado Bruschetta and other awesome appetizer recipes

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Avocado Bruschetta

  • Author: Melissa Griffiths-Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 5 min
  • Total Time: 15 min
  • Yield: Serves 10 1x


If you’re looking for a quick and simple appetizer, Avocado Bruschetta is the perfect option! Made from fresh tomatoes, avocados and basil, this all-natural recipe will be the hit of any social gathering.



  • 1 large ripe tomato, diced
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 large ripe avocado, peel and pit removed and cut into small pieces
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 small baguette
  • softened butter


  1. To make the topping for the bruschetta com combine the tomato, basil, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and a few good shakes of salt and pepper in a small bowl. Stir to combine and let the mixture rest while you make the toast.
  2. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Place a baking sheet in the oven so that it heats up while the oven is getting hot. Meanwhile, slice the baguette into 1/2 inch thick pieces and butter one side with softened butter. When the pan and oven are hot. Carefully removed the pan from the oven the place the bread, butter side down, onto the hot pan. Return the pan to the oven and cook until the bottom of the breads are lightly toasted, about 5 minutes. Remove from the oven remove the bread from the baking sheet.
  3. When the bread is toasted, add the avocado to the tomato mixture and gently stir to combine. Taste and add more salt and pepper as desired. Put a spoonful of the tomato mixture on the toasted side of each bread and serve right away.

  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Italian
Nutrition Information: YIELD: 10 SERVING SIZE: 2 appetizers
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 176.3 Fat: 7.1g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 282.5mg Carbohydrates: 24g Sugars: 2.3g Protein: 4.9g Vitamin A: 8.2µg Vitamin C: 3.1mg

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I love bruschetta! Haven’t ever added avocado… better try this!

Growing up, we never ate avocado’s, I’m going to have to try this!

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I’m Melissa, and I want to help you feed your family wholesome food.

As a hobby farmer and mom of five, I’m all about keeping it simple in the kitchen. I want healthy meals that feed my family well, and then I want to get back to my (messy) life. Let’s work together to find something yummy for your dinner table.