“Crostini” translates as “little toast” in Italian. These small slices of bread are toasted until crisp then piled with delicious toppings. So still avocado toast, but better! These mini toasts make for the perfect party appetizer at a drinks party, before dinner, or anytime you fancy a healthy, delicious snack.
Pomegranate doesn’t just make this crostini taste better and give it a helping hand in the looks department, it injects a massive nutritional boost too. Pomegranates are a treasure trove of source of antioxidants, which help our body fight cellular damage and aging caused by daily exposure to pollutants, and may also help reduce chronic inflammation.
We use avocado instead of butter, so cutting down on bad fats and upping your intake of healthy fats (which actually help lower bad cholesterol). Plus, avocado boasts a whopping 18 vitamins and minerals, and is especially rich in B vitamins.
In a nutshell? This avocado pomegranate crostini is super tasty, easy to make, looks good too and above all highly nutritious!
- 1 good quality sourdough baguette thinly sliced
- 1 ripe avocado
- The juice from 1 lime
- 1 scallion finely chopped
- 1/2 small red onion finely chopped
- 1/4 cup goat cheese
- 3 tbsp pomegranate seeds
- 1 tbsp extravirgin olive oil
- A pinch of salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- Preheat the oven to 175°C/350°F. Slice the baguette, brush with olive oil and toast in the oven for 10 minutes, or until its color turns into a beautiful golden brown.
- Meanwhile, prepare the topping – cut the avocado in small cubes and mix them in a bowl with the chopped red onion, lime juice, chopped scallion, the olive oil, salt and pomegranate seeds. Mix carefully to avoid crushing the pomegranate seeds.
- Distribute evenly with a spoon over the baguette slices, decorate with crumbled goat cheese, grind some black pepper, drizzle a bit of olive oil and serve right away.