Organic Mini Avocados
Packed with nearly 20 vitamins, minerals, and nutrients, the avocado is a super tasty and versatile superfood that is part of both a heart healthy and diabetes-friendly diet.
How to Select
Look for avocados that feel heavy. The skin should be dark, with a hint of green, and taut, with no dents.
How to Store
If avocados at the market are green and unripe, you can ripen them at hoe. Put them in a brown paper bag out of direct sunlight. Within three days they’ll be perfect. Press the skin gently. It will be tender but not too soft.
Smashed Avocado, Feta & Pomegranate Crostini
Servings: 4 Preparation Time: 10 Min Calories/serving: 129
- 4 (½-inch-thick) slices French baguette
- 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
- 2 mini avocados, peeled and pitted
- 3 tablespoons reduced fat crumbled feta cheese, divided
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons pomegranate seeds
- 1 tablespoon coarsely chopped fresh mint
- Preheat oven to 350°. Place baguette slices on rimmed baking pan; brush with 1½ teaspoons oil. Bake 10 minutes or until lightly browned and crisp; cool.
- In medium bowl, smash avocado, 1 tablespoon cheese, lemon juice and remaining 1½ teaspoons oil with fork. Makes about ¾ cup.
- Spread toasted baguette slices with avocado mixture; sprinkle with remaining 2 tablespoons cheese, pomegranate seeds and mint.
Approximate nutritional values per serving (1 crostini): 8g Fat (1g Saturated), 2mg Cholesterol, 165mg Sodium, 12g Carbohydrates, 2g Fiber, 1g Sugars, 0g Added Sugars, 3g Protein