Prosciutto-Wrapped Avocado Crostini with Balsamic Glaze
This recipe for prosciutto-wrapped avocado crostini is your next favorite appetizer dish just waiting to happen. Lightly toasted baguette slices are topped with an avocado slice wrapped in prosciutto and drizzled with balsamic glaze. These crostini are crunchy, creamy, salty, and tangy all in one!
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 5 appetizer servings
- 1/2 large baguette loaf
- 2 tbsp olive oil for brushing
- 1 ripe avocado, cut into slices
- 4 prosciutto slices, cut into 1 1/2"-wide strips
- Balsamic glaze, store-bought or homemade
Situate an oven rack near the top of your oven, leaving 4-5 inches from the top. Set oven to broil (see note) and let it heat for a few minutes.
Slice baguette on the diagonal in slices about 1/2" thick and brush both sides of each slice with olive oil. Place baguette slices on a baking sheet lined with foil in a single layer. Place sheet in the oven and let the baguette slices toast for 2-3 minutes, watching carefully as they can burn very quickly. Remove the sheet from the oven when the edges are browned and the tops of the baguette slices are golden, but still a little bit soft to the touch. Let cool as you prep the rest of the ingredients.
Slice avocado into thin wedges and slice each piece of prosciutto into three equally-sized strips, length-wise. Wrap each avocado wedge with a strip of prosciutto. Place prosciutto-wrapped avocado wedge on a piece of toasted bread.
Before serving, drizzle balsamic glaze over top of each crostini.
My oven gives me the option to select a broil temperature. In this case I set it at 500 degrees F.
This recipe is certainly adaptable to serving size. Feel free to increase the quantity of ingredients to feed your crowd!
Calories: 289kcal | Carbohydrates: 32.3g | Protein: 9.1g | Fat: 15.7g | Saturated Fat: 3.2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 517mg | Potassium: 311mg | Fiber: 5.4g | Sugar: 3.8g | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 2mg