Guacamole Bruschetta Bar

Admit it, you’ve always wanted to eat avocado toast for dinner, and this fresh and easy Guacamole Bruschetta Bar is the way to do it!

*Today I’m excited to be partnering with WHOLLY GUACAMOLE®, a company that takes guac seriously ~ they hand scoop Hass avocados, and use a unique high pressure processing method that preserves their products without any heat or chemicals, so they taste super fresh ~ if you’re a guacamole fiend (and who isn’t?) you’re going to love it.

I get it, you want to have friends over, but you don’t want to work too hard, I’m the same way.  This ‘bar’ set up is the answer  ~ you can do everything from a breakfast bar, to an ice cream sundae bar and everybody always goes crazy over them.  A bar makes sense when the food you’re serving can be customized in lots of ways, and the components can be made ahead of time and set out, buffet style.  This guacamole bruschetta bar is healthy, colorful, and pretty effortless, especially when you use WHOLLY GUACAMOLE ready-made guacamole.

Free guacamole at the Guac Stop!

If you love guacamole and you’re anywhere near LA this week, you’ve got to check this out ~ WHOLLY GUACAMOLE  is launching the first ever guacamole themed lounge also known as The Guac Stop.  What is it?  The Guac Stop is a traveling pop up guacamole lounge that will spread the guac love across the country this summer.  It’ll be in Los Angeles, at the Americana in Glendale, from tomorrow July 27th through the 31st featuring a (free!) customizable guacamole bar, including all the fixings to make a limited-edition, Los Angeles-inspired guacamole ~ the “Guac-Kale-Mole.”   You’ll also get to taste their new layered dips, and other yummy products.  There’ll be live music, avocado ice cream, crafts, and lots more fun.  So be sure to check it out if you’re in town. (Heads up ~ the next Guac Stop is Seattle.)

 It’s open to the public, and did I mention it’s FREE?

 

If you can’t make it to the Guac Stop, no worries, I’m going to show you how to make your own easy guacamole bruschetta bar, and, basically, if you can grill bread, you’ve got this covered, there’s no fancy footwork involved.  In fact, if you like, you can just pop your bread in the toaster to get it nice and crispy, but in that case, don’t brush it with the oil until after you toast it, we don’t want to set off smoke alarms :)  I like to go the extra mile and rub the toasted bread with the cut half of a clove of garlic.

TIP: Any type of bread will work, but I like to use a fairly large sized French or ciabatta bread so there’s enough room for toppings.  If you want to do this strictly as an appetizer, go for a skinnier loaf.

Every piece of toast starts with a generous layer of WHOLLEY GUACAMOLE, any variety you like.

One of the things I appreciate about a brand is when they go beyond the obvious and have a little fun with their flavors.  Besides their fabulous classic guacamole, WHOLLY GUACAMOLE offers us Hatch Chile, Sriracha, and Margarita flavored guacs, just to name a few.  They also have a line of dips, and even little Guacamole Minis for snacking on the run.

Once you’ve got your guac and your bread set, you can really start to get creative…arrange your toppings in little bowls and plates on a large table.  Put the bread in a pretty basket or platter, and center it all with a big bowl of your guacamole.  Be sure to raid the olive bar at your supermarket, and check out your fridge for condiments, I was able to use the PICKED VIDALIA ONIONS that I made earlier this month.  I also used:

  • sliced olives
  • salami
  • grilled shrimp
  • sliced radish
  • cherry tomatoes
  • sauteed mushrooms
  • minced red onion
  • mini mozzarella balls
  • roasted sweet corn
  • crumbled Mexican cotija cheese
  • cucumber
  • sliced jalapenos
  • sliced green onions
  • fresh berries
  • diced mango with chili
  • cilantro
  • basil

A couple of meat or fish options will keep the carnivores in your crowd happy.  Otherwise you can gather together the freshest seasonal produce, I love to throw in some fresh berries and juicy diced mango…remember, avocado is a FRUIT!

Grilled bread is such an easy starting point for lots of appetizers and light meals ~ I love my GRILLED CHERRY TOMATO BRUSCHETTA, it can be thrown together in minutes.   And my cheesy MUSHROOM & GRUYERE BRUSCHETTA is one of the most popular on my blog, it’s an oldie but goodie.  And if you’re looking for more bruschetta party ideas, you might also try my TUNA CROSTINI.

Hope to see you at the Guac Stop!

Guacamole Bruschetta Bar

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Category: appetizer, main course

Yield: makes 12 large bruschetta

Guacamole Bruschetta Bar

Ingredients

  • 2 packages of WHOLLY GUACAMOLE guacamole, any variety
  • 1 large baguette, or ciabatta bread
  • several cloves of garlic, peeled and cut in half lengthwise
    toppings, approximately 1/2 cup each
  • small salami slices or other cold cuts
  • grilled shrimp
  • roasted corn kernels
  • cherry tomatoes, halved
  • sliced mushrooms, sauteed in olive oil
  • diced mango, tossed with a little chili powder and lime juice (substitute pineapple)
  • berries
  • sliced olives
  • diced red onions
  • pickled onions
  • thinly sliced radish
  • thinly sliced cucumber
  • mini mozzarella balls
  • crumbled cotija cheese (or feta)
  • thinly sliced jalapenos
  • basil leaves
  • cilantro leaves
  • lime wedges

Instructions

  1. Slice your bread into 1/2 inch slices. Brush lightly with oil on both sides, and grill until crisp. You can do this on a charcoal grill, or in a stove top grill pan. Rub each slice with the cut side of the garlic. Set aside.
  2. Put each of your toppings in a small bowl or plate. When you're ready to serve, arrange the bread in a basket, transfer your guacamole to a pretty bowl, and arrange all your toppings around it. I like to put out my pepper grinder and some red pepper flakes.

Note:

  • You can also use one of WHOLLEY GUACAMOLE’S avocado dips for this recipe, and if you do, I recommend adding some chopped fresh avocado to it for added thickness.
  • To save calories you can skip brushing the bread with olive oil.

 

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    Laura | Tutti Dolci
    August 4, 2017 at 10:32 pm

    I love all your topper ideas! This is a must make for a summer party!

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