Everywhere you look there’s a girl instagramming her avocado toast. I’ve seen more avocado toast on the internet than macarons lately, and that’s really saying something. So I start this post with a disclaimer, this isn’t an avocado toast, it’s California Bruschetta. So very different, right? I was going to call these mini-avocado toasts, but my husband walked in to scoop one off the tray mid-click of my camera shutter and asked — “what is this? California bruschetta?” He gets full credit for naming this one (and truth be told, he has a lot of great ideas that end up on this blog that he doesn’t always get credit for).  California Bruschetta 6 So what inspired this delectable avocado creation? I’m participating in a little recipe challenge with Salt for Life, which makes me feel like I’m fulfilling a dream of being a contestant on Chopped. Salt for Life is a potassium based salt, so it’s got the taste of salt, but with less sodium — excellent! Their team challenged me and a few other bloggers to come up with recipes featuring a few key ingredients and I’ll be sharing three recipes these week that use those ingredients. My competitive side is coming out people, and I sharpened my knives like I was in the opening credits of  Top Chef to create these recipes. Enjoy this one below, and be sure to vote for my recipes on Salt For Life’s Instagram page with a “like”!
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California Bruschetta Bites.
  • One loaf of crusty french bread
  • Olive oil
  • 2-3 Avocados
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Red Onion
  • Juice of one lime
  • Salt for Life, black pepper and red pepper flakes
  • Fresh basil for garnishing
  1. Slice french bread into 1" pieces, spread across a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil.
  2. Toast bread under the broiler for 1-2 minutes, watching closely to avoid burning.
  3. Let the toasts slightly cool and spread avocados on top, mashing into the bread with the back of a fork.
  4. Top with halves of cherry tomatoes and thinly sliced pieces of red onion.
  5. Squeeze lime juice lightly over the top of each piece, and season with Salt for Life, black pepper and red pepper flakes to taste.
  6. Garnish with torn fresh basil and serve immediately.

This post was sponsored by Salt for Life. Salt for Life has 75% less sodium than ordinary table salt, with the same great taste and is available locally at Market Basket, select Wal-Mart stores, and online. 

Please note: all opinions, images and recipes are my own.