Don’t you just love it when leftovers inspire something great?! Well, maybe I shouldn’t call them leftovers. . but foods, fruits and vegetables I had laying around left over from other recipes . . and half of a baguette.
I am crazy about crostini. Like, crazy love the stuff. Toasted bread anything and I’m stuffing my face. These are great because you can top these with a variety of things. . which is what I did.
So, I had some ripe avocados and immediately thought. . avocado toast. Uh, yeah, no brainer. I also had some zucchini and because I am currently obsessed with my spiralizer, I was thinking, how can I make the zucchini look pretty?
And because of this gorgeous tart, I tried to roll them up and make it look pretty.
Yeah, so they should have been rolled tighter but hey, what can I say? I was hungry. and I found myself eating the zucchini ribbons off first and then devouring my avocado toast.
Well, spring is here and I wanted to make a fabulous appetizer for you guys. . because, you know, spring parties, spring entertaining .. spring brunch. . you know. .
So, I topped my avocado crostini with all sorts of deliciousness. Mango included!!!
YOU GUYS . . Avocados + mango + balsamic glaze = freaking delicious. I’m telling you now. . you have to try this! I also love radishes and love the texture and crunch that these added on this crostini and the balsamic glaze just ties it all together so nicely.
I hope you try these!! and make some for your friends!
Avocado Crostini Three Ways!
- 3 ripe avocados sliced lengthwise with the pit removed
- fresh lime juice juice from 1-2 limes
- kosher salt
- french baguette sliced and toasted
- raw zucchini unpeeled, sliced lengthwise and chopped
- 3 radishes sliced thin
- 1 mango peeled and sliced
- balsamic glaze
- drizzle of extra virgin olive oil optional
- Using a medium sized bowl, place all the avocados inside and mash together with a fork. Squeeze in the juice from one lime, season with salt and pepper. Taste and add more freshly squeezed lime juice if needed.
- To assemble: spread on the mashed avocado on each toast and top some with the raw zucchini, some with the radishes and some with the mango. Drizzle with balsamic glaze and a drizzle of good quality extra virgin olive oil if desired. Serve immediately.
Click here for my homemade balsamic glaze recipe if you can’t find any at the store.
Jolena @TheRubyKitchen says
I am obsessed with avocado toast! These sound like delicious bites. Thanks for sharing 🙂
Well that’s a stunning plate!! I could munch on these little beauts all day long!!
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy says
I love avocado on toast! These would be fab to serve at a party too.
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says
I’m with you on loving crostinis, they’re fantastic! I love that they have endless flavor combinations and are the perfect finger food. These look amazing, Alice! I love the different ways you jazzed up these cuties. Sounds delicious!
Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures says
Delicious! I don’t think I could choose a favorite!
David @ Spiced says
What a fun and creative snack! Actually, this sounds like the perfect spring lunch. I’m all about crostini…and the avocado takes this up a notch. I must admit that the flavor combos caught me a bit off guard. Mango? But I trust you! So clearly I need to try this a shot. 🙂
Kathleen | HapaNom says
I’m totally obsessed with avocado toast – I have it nearly every morning! Your crostini are so creative and beautiful – way to jazz things up!
Nicole - Coking for Keeps says
Crostini are one of my go-to apps when entertaining, I never get tired of all the different combinations you can come up with. Love ALL of these!
These look beautiful! Light and delicious! I’ve been eating a lot of avocados lately and need to try these crostini! Love the mango and avocado combination 🙂
Put goodies on a baguette and add balsamic and yep, I’m hooked. These are beautiful, too!
Christina @ Bake with Christina says
Mmm avocado on anything sounds good to me! But having it on a crostini sounds SO yummy!! 🙂
Brooks at Cakewalker says
I too love inspiration borne from miscellaneous ingredients. The mango version has me smitten, but the radish intrigues with its zesty bite. Lovely work, Alice! I need to get a spiralizer.
Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes) says
I adore the fact that you used your spiralizer to make ribbons. So genius. These would be a hit for entertaining my dear!
Jen @ Baked by an Introvert says
Avocado crostini sounds delightful, Alice. I want give all three versions a try!
Nancy @ gottagetbaked says
I love any crunchy carb and avocado toast is one of my favourite things to eat. Heck, I just had it for breakfast over the weekend. All three of these toppings look incredible, Alice, especially the mango/balsamic glaze one. Yum! These are perfect for spring appies.
Avocado toast is the best, but with veggies and balsamic!! YES. I’m still dreaming of the egg salad crostini you mentioned on IG..genius! Clearly I need more crusty bread in my life. pinned!
Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Living says
I love all these variations on avocado crostini – getting me in the Spring mode even though we still have snow outside.
These are so pretty Alice!! And I am loving the addition of mangoes!!
Lisa @ Healthy Nibbles & Bits says
Mango on top of avocado toast!!! Sounds like a splendid idea! Definitely pinning this and will let you know how it all goes!
I love crostini too, Alice. I’m loving your avocado radish crostini! Yum!
Linda | Brunch with Joy says
I love avocado toast and this sound fabulous for crostini. And avocado + mango + balsamic? I should try that soon. Yummm!
Ashley | The Recipe Rebel says
These are so fresh and pretty — love them Alice!
These look so tasty!!!
I LOVE the way you use balsamic glaze here! I use the glaze everywhere and it adds a wonderful flavor. The crostini looks so yummy and I especially like the one with cucumbers. So beautiful 🙂 Can’t wait to try out the combination of avocado, mango and the glaze. Sounds divine!
These look so pretty, Alice! I love the balsamic glaze and all the different toppings you used! So fresh and delicious!
Shashi at RunninSrilankan says
Alice – I am so intrigued by your Avocados + mango + balsamic glaze combination – my mouth is watering as I imagine those tastes mingling together – with a little bit of crunch from the bread! YUM!
Chris @ Shared Appetite says
I’m such a huge sucker for crostini… Like if I went to a party and there was a huge spread of diff crostini, I would be in heaven. That mango avocado balsamic combo sounds amazing!!!
Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg says
No party at my house would be complete without some crostini! I love the avocado and radishes. Whenever I order sushi, I opt for a vegetarian style. Usually my go-to is avocado mango so this captured my attention very nicely!
Oh my god, I love the mango topping! Gimmmeee!! Pinned!
Marissa | Pinch and Swirl says
I NEVER get tired of avocado and these crostini look so delicious. I’ve never had mango with avocado before, but it sounds wonderful.
Nagi@RecipeTin Eats says
You think YOU love crostini? I am insanely obsessed with it! I have a theory that anything can be turned into a crostini. And crostini with avocado? You can’t go wrong!