tomato basil bread

Avocado Bruschetta

I tend to disregard traditional recipe boundaries and put avocado on anything and everything. I have a 100% success rate.


  • 1 crusty baguette
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 avocado
  • 2 tomatoes
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Slice the baguette into rounds and lay on a cookie sheet.
  2. Use a broad knife to crush garlic cloves, and rub garlic cloves on baguette rounds. Alternatively you can sprinkle with garlic powder.
  3. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of olive oil over the baguette rounds, and then broil them in the oven until toasty, keeping a sharp eye on them so they don’t burn. Remove from oven and let cool.
  4. Mash the avocado and spread on the toasts.
  5. Seed and chop tomatoes finely, tossing in a bowl with the remaining olive oil and salt and pepper.
  6. Top toasts with the tomato mixture.

Note: You can’t go wrong with adding a fresh basil leaf on top of each piece of bruschetta.


The Winter Olympics are here! To celebrate, we wanted to showcase traditional salads found across the globe. Just as favorite sweetflow toppings vary by state, signature salads differ throughout the world. So take a look and support your local heroes, both in and out of your salad bowl this season.

Italy - Panzanella

tomatoes, bread, onion, basil, olive oil, and vinegar

India - Kosambari

moong dal (yellow lentils), cucumbers, shredded coconut, green chili, curry leaves, olive oil, coriander, lemon juice, and mustard seeds

Lebanon - Fattoush

romaine, arugula, cucumber, tomatoes, flat-leaf parsley, mint, pita, green bell pepper, green onion, sumac, garlic, lemon juice, and olive oil

France - Frisée aux Lardons

curly endive (frisée), bacon, egg, dijon mustard, French baguette, shallot, red wine vinegar, garlic, and olive oil

Germany - Kartoffelsalat

potatoes, smoked bacon, onion, chives, German mustard, white vinegar, and olive oil

Morocco - Taktouka

tomatoes, green peppers, garlic, parsley, cilantro, paprika, cumin, cayenne, and olive oil

Greece - Greek Salad

tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, Kalamata olives, feta cheese, bell peppers, and oregano

USA - Cobb Salad

tomatoes, corn, avocado, chicken, bacon, and egg

Japan - Sunomono

cucumbers, wakame, sesame seeds, rice vinegar, and soy sauce