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.
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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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32 Comments

  • Reply
    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!

  • Reply
    Elly Zaring
    August 4, 2017 at 9:31 am

    WOW, I came for the Cornish Clotted Cream recipe that my family will love, but I left with this Genius Guacamole Bruschetta Bar plan also and it will make everyone happy, especially my Mother-in-law, now that’s a great find, thanks for a fabulous blog.

    • Reply
      Sue
      August 4, 2017 at 11:02 am

      So glad you found me Elly, welcome in!

  • Reply
    tanya schroeder
    July 29, 2017 at 6:02 am

    This is how I like to eat at every meal! This looks so incredible! That guacamole is the best!

  • Reply
    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl
    July 28, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    This is an absolutely GENIUS idea!!

  • Reply
    Lynn
    July 27, 2017 at 5:07 pm

    Great Sue! Love the Guacamole Bar and great photos- I never turn down an avocado. Best, Bijouxs

  • Reply
    Diego Lopes
    July 27, 2017 at 8:33 am

    What a creative idea! I never thought about making a guacamole bar. Thank you for sharing the idea!

  • Reply
    Monique
    July 27, 2017 at 5:39 am

    Love this idea..and would love somene to make one for me:) What a treat!

  • Reply
    Kankana
    July 26, 2017 at 3:50 pm

    I can go for avocado toast any day LOL! And looking at your spread am getting inspired to create one for dinner too.

    • Reply
      Sue
      July 26, 2017 at 4:17 pm

      Yay for guacamole dinners! Thanks for stopping by Kankana.

  • Reply
    Melissa Griffiths
    July 26, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    Another beautiful post! This bruschetta bar is such a fun idea, and I’m wishing I lived somewhere other than the middle of nowhere to hit up a Guac Stop! I guess I’ll have to set one up myself in my kitchen! Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply
    Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy
    July 26, 2017 at 11:43 am

    OMG this is awesome. I love ALL the things you have included in the “help yourself” fun entertaining option. Dig in, grab a drink….and ENJOY!!

    • Reply
      Sue
      July 26, 2017 at 2:18 pm

      it’s the only way to party!

  • Reply
    alexandra
    July 26, 2017 at 11:43 am

    Sue – I wish I could have guacamole all the time, and especially with feta which is a winner. I am glad you mentioned it! Great ideas from a great artist in heart!

    • Reply
      Sue
      July 26, 2017 at 2:19 pm

      :))) <3

  • Reply
    Angie@Angie's Recipes
    July 26, 2017 at 10:55 am

    So many gorgeous colours and flavours…these bruschetta look fantastic, Sue.

  • Reply
    cheri
    July 26, 2017 at 10:49 am

    I LOVE THIS!! many a night I have avocado toast for dinner, especially when my husband travels. gorgeous spread.

  • Reply
    2 Sisters Recipes
    July 26, 2017 at 9:48 am

    So cool Sue ! If I were in Los Angelos I’d come to the event! Beautiful photos !

  • Reply
    John/Kitchen Riffs
    July 26, 2017 at 9:01 am

    What a fun post! And gorgeous spread of ingredients you’ve put out for your guacamole bar. Great idea! Thanks.

  • Reply
    Elaine @ Dishes Delish
    July 26, 2017 at 8:39 am

    I love the wholly guacamole brand! Beautiful photos and I love the different combos with your bruschetta!!

    • Reply
      Sue
      July 26, 2017 at 9:26 am

      You know, Elaine, I’m learning so much as I partner with great brands…there actually are high quality, responsible companies out there making convenience foods ~ who knew? And the ingredient lists for Wholly Guacamole’s products are pristine, it’s amazing.

  • Reply
    Teri Stephens
    July 26, 2017 at 8:12 am

    Can I come over the next time you have a bruschetta party? I love this! Your combinations with the guacamole are so colorful and creative. LOVE love love this.

    • Reply
      Sue
      July 26, 2017 at 8:23 am

      You’re invited!!

  • Reply
    Carolyn
    July 26, 2017 at 7:09 am

    What a fun way to serve guac!

    • Reply
      Sue
      July 26, 2017 at 7:14 am

      Right? Thanks Carolyn :)

  • Reply
    Jeni @ Coquette Kitchen
    July 26, 2017 at 7:00 am

    This is a PERFECT party idea! I love all the variations, and this way, no one can say they don’t like this or that ingredient. They can make it their own!

    • Reply
      Sue
      July 26, 2017 at 7:02 am

      So true, that’s the beauty of entertaining ‘bar style’ :)

  • Reply
    Tricia @ Saving Room for Dessert
    July 26, 2017 at 4:12 am

    What a spread Sue! I think I could taste each and every one. We love guacamole at our house and what better way to enjoy it than with this beautiful buffet. SO creative and beautiful. Sharing!

    • Reply
      Sue
      July 26, 2017 at 6:24 am

      Thanks Tricia, this was fun to do, we’re big guacamole fans here!

  • Reply
    Chris Scheuer
    July 26, 2017 at 3:32 am

    What a fun, delicious idea, you’ve got me ready to party! And I love the convenience of this product. I’m always in the mood for guacamole but don’t always have the time to make a batch. Yay!!

    • Reply
      Sue
      July 26, 2017 at 6:25 am

      It’s such a natural idea for a summer party, Chris!

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