Avocado Mushroom Crostini

Toasted bread topped with mashed avocado, mushrooms and feta cheese! This Avocado Mushroom Crostini is full of flavors and comes together quickly! Great appetizer for game day or just about any party!

Avocado Mushroom Crostini

I have recently come to this conclusion – that how happy I feel is directly proportional to the amount of sunshine we get! I am not kidding, I have been feeling not too great this entire week and yesterday the sun was out, it was so nice and bright and I was chirpy and happy throughout the day. It’s amazing how much a single day of sunshine can uplift your mood especially when it rains constantly throughout the week. Urgh. I know it’s only January but seriously I can’t wait for summers!

The dull weather also makes me lazy to workout. I really want to shed those extra pounds that I gained over the holidays but when it keep raining, I just want to curl in my bed with a cup of hot chocolate. Basically grey skies + rain = a bad bad day for me in every aspect. The only saving grace? The food of course, especially food as simple and delicious as this Avocado Mushroom Crostini! ? ?

Mushroom Crostini

I know that game day is here and everyone must be getting ready to watch the game together with friends and family. And so I thought it will be a good idea to share a simple appetizer recipe with you guys, something that you can relish while watching the game, tastes delicious and is also not difficult to make. And guess what came to my find instantly? Yes Crostini or Bruschetta! By the way I didn’t know the difference between the two long back, actually I still don’t know but all I know is that bruschetta has larger pieces of bread and is usually rubbed with olive oil and garlic whereas crostini is little toast with just about any topping. What do you guys think about the two? Tell me!

The other day we had a party at home & I made 3 types of crostini. Too bad, I wasn’t able to take a single picture. That usually happens with me because for taking pictures I need time and when I am cooking for a party, I am always running short on it. Anyway so because I had leftover baguette I thought of making crostini again and this time I made a new topping with mushroom and avocado.

Mushroom Avocado Crostini

It’s really simple to make this, toast the bread > mash the avocados > cook the mushroom and then layer everything on top of the bread. Easy peasy and so delicious. I hope you guys won’t judge me if I tell you I had the entire batch all by myself for lunch! Well, first of all these were delicious so it was hard for me to resist and second hubby doesn’t eat mushrooms so obviously I had to do the honors!

Make these avocado mushroom crostini for your next party, just be careful to not eat the entire batch before your guests arrive!

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Method

Heat butter and oil in a pan on medium heat. Once hot, add chopped garlic. Saute for 30 seconds.

Add chopped onions. Saute for 1-2 minutes.

Add sliced mushrooms. Also add salt and pepper and cook for around 5 minutes, till mushrooms are soft and done. Add few sprigs of thyme and cook for another minute. Remove from heat and set aside.

Avocado Mushroom Crostini Recipe-Step-1

Cut the baguette into diagonal slices, around 1/2 inch each. Arrange them on a baking sheet and put them in the oven at 350 F degrees for around 6 minutes. You can also toast the bread on pan. Brushing them with olive oil before toasting is optional, I did not brush them.

While the bread slices are getting toasted, mash the avocados in a bowl. Add salt, pepper, garlic and salt and lime juice and mix till everything is well combined.

Take out the toasted slices out of the oven and top them with the mashed avocado. Avocado Mushroom Crostini Recipe-Step-2

Top the avocado with the prepared mushroom mixture. Garnish with fresh thyme, sprinkle some crumbled feta cheese on top and serve the avocado mushroom crostini immediately!

Avocado Mushroom Crostini

* You can do a little prep work in advance. Like make the mushroom topping in the morning or even a day in advance. Then you basically just need to toast the bread and mash the avocados. It wouldn’t take more than 10 minutes to put the crostini on table that way.

Avocado Mushroom Crostini

Manali
Toasted bread topped with mashed avocado, mushrooms and feta cheese! This Avocado Mushroom Crostini is full of flavors and comes together quickly!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 20
Calories 60 kcal

Ingredients
  

Avocado topping

  • 3 avocados large
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice

Mushroom topping

  • 12-15 baby portobello mushrooms sliced
  • 1 tablespoon butter unsalted
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 1 red onion small, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves finely chopped [I used fat cloves]
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • fresh thyme

feta cheese crumble, to sprinkle on top

    1 french baguette

      Instructions
       

      • Preheat oven to 350 F degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
      • Heat butter and oil in a pan on medium heat. Once hot, add chopped garlic. Saute for 30 seconds.
      • Add chopped onions. Saute for 1-2 minutes.
      • Add sliced mushrooms. Also add salt and pepper and cook for around 5 minutes, till mushrooms are soft and done.
      • Add few sprigs of thyme and cook for another minute. Remove from heat and set aside.
      • Cut the baguette into diagonal slices, around 1/2 inch each. Arrange them on a baking sheet and put them in the oven at 350 F degrees for around 6 minutes. You can also toast the bread on pan.
      • While the bread slices are getting toasted, mash the avocados in a bowl.
      • Add salt, pepper, garlic and salt and lime juice and mix till everything is well combined.
      • Take out the toasted slices out of the oven and top them with the mashed avocado.
      • Top the avocado with the prepared mushroom mixture.
      • Garnish with fresh thyme and sprinkle some crumbled feta cheese on top. Serve immediately!

      Nutrition

      Calories: 60kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 1gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 66mgPotassium: 192mgFiber: 2gVitamin A: 60IUVitamin C: 3.9mgCalcium: 5mgIron: 0.2mg
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      Avocado Mushroom Crostini

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      33 thoughts on “Avocado Mushroom Crostini

      1. I’m with ya, Manali! It gets dark here so early in the winter, and it can totally mess with your mood. But if I had a plate of these Crostini in front of me, it would definitely help out. Looks delicious!

      2. It’s funny, but icky weather makes me want to work out more. It’s colder, and I need a way to warm up fast! 🙂
        This crostini looks amazing. Love the mushrooms on top!

      3. I’m all about the crostini lately too, Manali! I can make a whole meal out of them. And who cares what the difference is between bruschetta and crostini – I say it’s all delicious when piled on toast! Love the mushroom avocado combo. And I’m totally with you on the winter blues! 🙂

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