Avocado and Goat Cheese Toasts

Perfect for a party...

These are always a hit at a party. The creamy avocado and garlicky bread are the perfect accompaniment to a glass of wine: they compliment it and soak it up at the same time. For those who like to colour coordinate their foodstuffs, the red and green make them a festive choice for a Christmas cocktail party.

Make sure to assemble these just before they are going to get eaten, to prevent the bread from going soggy.


  • 1/2 inch thick slices of baguette (preferably stale)
  • olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • cherry tomatoes (1/2 for each crostini)
  • olive oil
  • t tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 large, ripe avocado
  • one packet of chevre (creamy goat’s cheese)
  • juice and grated zest of half a lemon
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 shakes of Tabasco sauce
  • salt and pepper
  • small basil leaves for garnish

Heat the oven to 175°C (350°F). Place the bread slices on a baking sheet ad brush with oil. Bake until crispy and golden, about 10 minutes. When toasted, rub each slice with the garlic clove. Leave to cool.

Reduce the temperature of the oven to 150°C (300°F). Cut the cherry tomatoes in half and drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Season with salt and pepper. Roast for 30 minutes.

In a food processor or blender, puree avocado, chevre, lemon juice and zest, olive oil, garlic, Tabasco, salt and pepper until smooth.

Keep all elements separate until ready to serve. Then put a spoonful of avocado mixture on each toast, top with a cherry tomato half and garnish with a basil leaf.

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