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Avocado Toasties with Kiwifruit Salsa

Avocado Toasties with Kiwifruit Salsa and Bacon

I was fortunate enough to visit New Zealand last year – my stepson was doing an internship there. We quickly learned that kiwi are birds (or how New Zealanders refer to themselves) and kiwifruit are what you eat!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword avvocado toast, easy appetizer
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 249 kcal
Author Adapted from Bon Appetit

Ingredients

  • 1/2 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon agave nectar
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 2 kiwifruits peeled and cut into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 1 green onion white & green parts, finely chopped
  • 4 slices turkey bacon
  • 1/3 of a 14 oz ciabatta loaf sliced in half horizontally, then cut crosswise to make 4 pieces
  • 1 Hass avocado halved, pitted and peeled

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together 1/2 tablespoon lime juice, agave and hot sauce. Stir in kiwifruit and green onions.
  2. Cook bacon on griddle over medium heat until crisp. Drain on paper towels and crumble.
  3. Heat same griddle over medium-high heat. Grill bread pieces, cut side down, until surfaces are toasted. You’ll need to press the bread down with a spatula as it browns since it has a tendency to curl up. Remove from heat.
  4. Mash avocado with remaining 1 teaspoon lime juice. Season with salt & freshly ground pepper.
  5. Spread each piece of bread with 1/4 of the avocado mixture. Top with 1/4 of the kiwifruit salsa and 1/4 of the bacon. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Watching sodium? Cut back on the turkey bacon and hot sauce.

Vegan or vegetarian? Skip the turkey bacon.