Avocado Breakfast Bruschetta

Avocado Breakfast Bruschetta

Bruschetta is not just an appetizer anymore! This version is perfect for breakfast, providing a good mix of nutrients to start your day.

Nutrition & Movement

Bruschetta is not just an appetizer anymore! This version is perfect for breakfast, providing a good mix of nutrients to start your day.

Prep Time: 20 Min
Cook Time: 5 Min
Ready In: 20 Min

Servings: 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 2 medium tomatoes
  • 1 green onion
  • 4 hard-boiled eggs
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil (divided)
  • 12 slices whole-wheat baguette bread
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat ricotta cheese
  • Cracked black pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Dice avocado, tomatoes and green onions.
  2. Peel and chop hard-boiled eggs.
  3. Reserving 2 tablespoons of basil for garnish, gently toss first five ingredients in a small bowl. Add pepper to taste.
  4. Toast baguette slices and smear with ricotta cheese.
  5. Top bread with avocado mix and garnish with chopped basil.

Serving suggestion: Serve with an 8-ounce glass of fat-free milk.

Nutritional Information:
Amount per serving: Calories: 340; Total Fat: 17 g; Saturated Fat: 3.5 g; Cholesterol: 190 mg; Sodium: 310 mg; Carbohydrate: 32 g; Fiber: 9 g; Protein, 17 g.

Recipe courtesy of "What's Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl" and the Produce for Better Health Foundation.

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(Jesse Costa/WBUR)

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