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South-of-the-Border Bruschetta

I like to get creative in the kitchen, and this is one of the first dishes I threw together without using a recipe. It boats a zesty Mexican flavor everyone is sure to love. —Rebecca Spoolstra, Pilot Point, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling Broil: 5 min
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 medium ripe avocados, peeled and finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 to 2 red chili peppers, finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 small limes
  • 12 slices French bread baguette (1/2 inch thick)
  • Crumbled Cotija cheese, optional

Directions

  • In a small bowl, mix avocados, cilantro, chili peppers and salt. Finely grate zest from limes. Cut limes crosswise in half; squeeze juice from limes. Stir lime zest and juice into avocado mixture. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
  • Preheat broiler. Place bread slices on an ungreased baking sheet. Broil 3-4 in. from heat 1-2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Top with avocado mixture. If desired, sprinkle with cheese.
Nutrition Facts
1 appetizer: 62 calories, 4g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 100mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.
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