Avocado & Pomegranate Crostini

Avocado, pomegranate and feta make a pretty holiday appetizer crostini.

avocado pomegranate crostini / @loveandlemons

‘Tis the season for sugary, buttery treats… but as you may know, I’m not big on butter. I’m also not particularly good at holiday traditions…

Maybe it’s the Austin influence, but I love anything with avocado. I made this glorified guacamole and I think the little pomegranate gems make it especially festive. Only thing missing in this picture is a merry Christmas margarita.

avocado pomegranate crostini / @loveandlemons avocado pomegranate crostini / @loveandlemons

For a healthier version, this would be delicious on endive spears. For a less healthy (but gluten free) version, feel free to break out the tortilla chips.

Inspired by a pomegranate cotija guacamole at La Condesa.

avocado pomegranate crostini
 
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Serves: about 15 small crostini
Ingredients
  • baguette, thinly sliced
  • drizzle of olive oil
  • 1 large avocado, sliced into cubes
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives (or scallions)
  • salt & pepper
  • ¼ cup feta cheese (omit if vegan)
  • 2 tablespoons pomegranate seeds
  • (optional) drizzle of honey
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Brush baguette sliced with olive oil and a few pinches of salt. Toast until golden brown around the edges.
  2. Mix together avocado cubes, lime juice, chives, salt & pepper. Stir in feta and pomegranate seeds. Taste & adjust seasonings - adding more salt and/or lime juice to your liking. Spoon onto toasted crostini pieces, drizzle with a little bit of honey (optional) and serve.

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  1. Meryl
    12.09.2013

    This looks so pretty and healthy…its nice to see some inspiration for keeping the holidays from being too gluttonous 🙂

  2. In Australia the salad and cold dishes are the main players at Christmas. It was too hot to have a roast sometimes!
    I adore the use of pomegranate seeds in this salad. They also add a nice spike to salsa if you have ever tried it.

    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com
      12.11.2013

      sure wish I was in Australia about now! A hot christmas sounds so nice!!

  3. This looks amazing! I happen to have a big lovely pomegranate I bought this weekend at the farmers market and I didn’t know what to do qith it… Well, now I know! 🙂
    xx,
    E.
    http://www.theslowpace.com

  4. this is so pretty, i just sat down from making a pom relish for dinner tonight, i am sure i can squeeze this right in the menu. gorgeous popping pics~

  5. Kathryn from londonbakes.com
    12.09.2013

    Beautiful! Love the bright and vivid colours in this.

  6. Tieghan from halfbakedharvest.com
    12.09.2013

    The colors of these are gorgeous!

  7. Perfect. I might have that as a salad with endives for tonight’s dinner, since I have all the ingredients at home 🙂

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  9. I love all of the flavor combinations going on here. I eat an entire avocado daily. I can’t get enough!

    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com
      12.11.2013

      me too, I’m obsessed 🙂

  10. phillylass
    01.19.2014

    This looks fantastic! Would it work to swap out goat cheese for the feta? I’m trying to cut down on my salt intake. Thanks!

    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com
      01.19.2014

      Thanks! I’m not sure but only because I personally don’t like goat cheese :). If you like it, I’m thinking it would work just fine…

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