This is a delicious and easy party appetizer, and one of my favorite post-run meals. The nuttiness of the almonds and olive oil really pulls together the whole thing, and the almonds give it a little crunch.
It's a bit like guacamole on top of a slice of toasted baguette, but I am quite proud of myself for coming up with the addition of nuts- again, it really pulls the whole thing together.
RECIPE: serves about 10 slices
*1 ripe avocado
*1 teaspoon lemon juice
*1 teaspoon garlic powder or grated garlic
*1/2 teaspoon salt
*Pinch of pepper, to taste
*About 3/4 a baguette
*1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
*About 20 raw almonds, roughly chopped (roughly in half)
1.) Slice baguette into 10 slices
2.) Lightly drizzle with olive oil and toast for a few minutes on both sides until just golden
3.) Dice avocado but don't mash until guacamole consistency
*Mix in the pepper, salt, garlic, and lemon juice, being careful not to over-mash the soft avocado
*Dollop about a teaspoon of avocado onto each slice of baguette
*Garnish with chopped almonds and serve!