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Have Crostini - Will Travel
Jul 16th, 2013 by

This is a quick and easy appetizer and one I'll be sure to make all summer.

This is a quick and easy appetizer and one I'll be sure to make all summer.

Traveling is great for sampling new food and getting new recipes but I didn’t have good food in my mind when I checked into a hotel directly off the highway in New York this past weekend. It just goes to show that you can be inspired in the least likely of places.

And the least likely place I expected to find culinary creativity was at the Renaissance Hotel in White Plains, New York.

Sitting at the bar we were a little hungry so I ordered several appetizers. One of them was a guacamole crostini where the avocado melted in our mouth and fresh salsa refreshed our palates. This one I knew would be a keeper and one that could be easily reproduced. Here’s how I recreated it:

Ingredients:

  • Guacamole (Buy already made or make it yourself by mashing two avocados with half a small onion, chopped. Add a tablespoon or two of lime juice or lemon juice if you don’t have lime; one mashed garlic clove; a 1/2 tsp. of cumin. Recipe here.)
  • Sliced Italian bread, toasted.
  • Fresh salsa (You could make this too but I used the store-bought fresh salsa found in the produce section of most supermarkets)
  • Olive oil, salt.

What I did:

Drizzle toast with olive oil. Add a sprinkle of salt.

Spread avocado on bread and then top with fresh salsa.

So easy. Why didn’t I think of it first?

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