It’s that time of year when we are busy entertaining, people popping in and out the house and sometimes you need to whip up something impressive, but don’t have all day to do it!
One of my go-to bites to eat with guests, be it for during the day with family, or for an evening snack for a girls night in, is a tasty gluten free bruschetta. It only requires a few ingredients, is quick to make and ridiculously tasty… to the point where nobody will know it is a ‘coeliac friendly’ version!
My love for avocados means I tend to always incorporate them into my cooking where possible and an avocado and tomato bruschetta always tends to go down a treat. This caters to vegetarians too and you don’t need a lot for this snack to be surprisingly filling. Which is why this, alongside a bowl of olives and a good bottle of wine, is perfect for entertaining.
We all know the basis for a good bruschetta is good bread, and in the gluten free world… nobody does that better than Genius!
I am using the Genius Wholesome Five Seeded (which also comes in a half loaf size, very useful if there is only one gluten freer in your family!), this loaf has more nutritional value thanks to the added seeds and a great texture… I think it brings a lot of depth to this bruschetta. See the recipe below!
INGREDIENTS (use more or less depending on how many you are catering for – recipe based on 2 people but I tend to do it by eye)
- 3 large tomatoes (roughly chopped) or baby plum tomatoes / cherry tomatoes (chopped)
- 2-3 Slices of Genius gluten free bread (toasted)
- 1 clove garlic
- Half a small red onion
- Olive oil
1. Toast the bread.
2. Peel and cut the garlic clove in half. Rub the toast with the garlic to release the flavour, as much or as little as you like (depends how garlicky you like it!)
3. Rinse and chop the tomato and place into the bowl. Remove the flesh of the avocado, cut into chunks and place in the bowl with the tomato.
4. Semi crush the avocado in the bowl, you want to keep some chunks as this is for bruschetta, not guacamole. See my homemade guac recipe HERE.
5. Finely chop and add the red onion. Followed by a good splash of olive oil, salt and pepper.
6. Cut your toast up to any size you like and add the tomato / avocado mixture.
7. Finish with another drizzle of oil, another grind of pepper and even basil or coriander if you like.
8. Serve & enjoy!
What I love about a good bruschetta is that you can customise it anyway you like, you can add meats, additional veg and cheeses if you want – goats cheese and caramelized onion is always a winning combination! I love this recipe as it is super simple and everyone seems to love it.
Let me know which recipes you would like to see next!