Avocado Crostini Two Ways

Avocado Crostini Two Ways Recipe
Photo: Lucy Schaeffer
Cookbook author Katie Workman adds salty, briny anchovies to her parsley pesto for adult guests. For kids, she leaves the avocado crostini plain.


8 servings
Total time: 30 Minutes

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Food & Wine

Recipe Time

Total: 30 Minutes


1 (32 slices total) large baguette, cut into 1/2-inch diagonal slices
3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing
1 1/2 cups (packed) flat-leaf parsley leaves
2 cloves garlic, sliced
3 oil-packed anchovies, drained
Freshly ground pepper
2 Hass avocados, halved, pitted and thinly sliced


Preheat the oven to 350°. Brush the baguette slices with olive oil and arrange them on 2 baking sheets. Bake the baguette slices for about 8 minutes, until they are lightly browned and just crisp.

Meanwhile, in a blender, combine the parsley leaves, garlic, anchovies and the 3/4 cup of olive oil and puree until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.

Top the baguette toasts with the avocado slices and arrange on 2 platters. For Kids Sprinkle salt on the crostini on one platter. Serve. For Adults Drizzle the parsley pesto over the crostini on the other platter. Serve.

Katie Workman,

Food & Wine

May 2012
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