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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Avocado + Heirloom Tomato Toast with Balsamic Drizzle


Sometimes all you need is a little simplicity. This recipe is pretty simple to put together and all of the ingredients are readily available, but the flavors are totally worth it for this light summer dinner.

Recipe from Blissful Basil.

Ingredients:
-1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
-2-3 slices olive oil bread
-olive oil
-2 small heirloom tomatoes, thinly sliced
-1/2 a ripe avocado
-sea salt
-black pepper

First, make the balsamic reduction by heating the balsamic vinegar in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring the balsamic to a boil, whisking constantly. Reduce heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until balsamic has reduced by half. It will be quite thick.
Drizzle each slice of bread with olive oil and toast it lightly.  Divide the avocado between the pieces of toast and lightly smash the avocado onto the toast and spread it across each piece.

Layer the sliced tomatoes on top, sprinkle with fresh basil, and drizzle with the balsamic reduction. Season with salt and black pepper.




These tasted so heavenly, I was so happy with how it turned out. The tomatoes were at their peak of perfection and the color contrast was beautiful. The avocado combined nicely with the tomatoes and the balsamic helped to add a little bit of acidity. 

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