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Monday, August 23, 2010

BLT De-Constructed

My friend Jo ( Mylastbite) came over for lunch last week.  Jo is the ULTIMATE foodie and has eaten in every restaurant across the globe.  In addition, she rubs elbows with 90% of the top Los Angeles chefs and confidently calls them her friends!

I wasn't going to serve Jo a "sissy" salad.  Jo likes to eat and I wanted something that was going to stick to her ribs.  I have been coveting a recipe from Carrie's blog, Deliciously Organic for her Bacon - Tomato Hash.  After reading the ingredients ( the best kind of recipe - 6 ingredients ), I immediately thought, this is synonymous with a BLT and was looking for a way to incorporate an avocado.

I used Carrie's recipe, in it's authentic state, and added a fresh, french baguette and a perfectly ripe, organic avocado.  The end result was perfection.  The "BLT bruschetta" was a huge hit.  Not only with Jo, but with my boys.  This recipe, with or without the avocado, is a keeper!

BLT + Avocado Bruschetta
originally from Nigella Lawson
yield 2 servings

1 tsp. olive oil
5 pieces antibiotic free bacon ( I used applegate farms)
2 cloves garlic, minced
30 organic cherry tomatoes
2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
3 Tbls. fresh parsley, chopped
salt and pepper to taste

1 french baguette
1 ripe avocado

• preheat oven to 350*.  cut french bread, on an angle, and set on a cookie sheet lined with parchment.  brush, lightly, with olive oil.
• heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.  when the oil is hot, add the chopped bacon and cook until crispy. I drained a little of the bacon fat.  when the bacon is done, add the garlic and saute for 30 seconds.  Add the tomatoes, Worcestershire, and the parsley (save a little to sprinkle on top).
• while the tomatoes cook, put the bread in the oven (5 minutes)
• transfer bacon mixture to a bowl and season with kosher salt and pepper.
• mash the avocado
• spread the mashed avocado onto the bread.  sprinkle a little salt onto the avocado. top with the hash and enjoy!!!

I served this with a simple side salad and some mint infused iced green tea!  After we ate, Jo taught me the art of "Twittering".  When Jo left, I sat in front of the computer for 2 hours, and became addicted to "tweet deck".  I'm in trouble!

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Anonymous Lisa! said...

Mmmm... I love the sound of this. I just wish Cam liked avocado.

August 23, 2010 at 8:23 AM  
Blogger Eliana said...

Fabulous idea! Wish I had some of this for lunch right now.

August 23, 2010 at 8:42 AM  
Blogger Kim said...

I like this recipe! And it's definitly a keeper. I'll try it soon!

August 23, 2010 at 8:49 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

Great version of a blt!

August 23, 2010 at 8:58 AM  
Blogger Brownieville Girl said...

Looks and sounds fantastic!

August 23, 2010 at 11:58 AM  
Anonymous MyLastBite said...


August 23, 2010 at 12:34 PM  
Anonymous Marla Meridith said...

You and Carrie both have great taste. I have no doubt in my mind this BLT rocks!

August 23, 2010 at 1:13 PM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

Okay, you're talking about two of my favourite foods here...BLTs and bruschetta! I can't do the bread any more but my husband would go nuts over these.

August 23, 2010 at 2:50 PM  
Blogger ♥peachkins♥ said...

This looks fantastic!

August 23, 2010 at 11:01 PM  
Blogger pigpigscorner said...

yuum...avocado is a nice addition!

August 24, 2010 at 12:32 PM  
Blogger The Urban Baker said...

Thanks for devouring this post with me!

Lisa - it's great. give it to him sans avocado

Eliana - make it, it takes 5 minutes!

Kim - you are so right, it is a keeper

Maria - better than you think it could be

brownieville girl - it is fantastic!

jo - our day was perfection!

Marla - it did rock!

Carolyn - make this without the bread and do chunks of avocado after you take it off the stove. you will be one happy lady!

peachkins - fantastic is an uderstatement!

pigpigscorner - aren't most things better with avocado?

I love reading all your comments. Thanks so much for reading and sharing!

Have a sweet day!

August 25, 2010 at 12:05 AM  
Blogger M. said...

what a great bruschetta!!! love cherry tomatoes and avocado on a crunchy baguette! yum!!!

August 26, 2010 at 1:05 PM  
Anonymous ingrid said...

What a great idea! Way better than the traditional!!

August 29, 2010 at 2:17 PM  
Blogger Angie's Recipes said...

What a splendid idea of using avocado to make Bruschetta topping! They simply look divine!

August 29, 2010 at 10:09 PM  

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