Avocado and Haloumi Bruschetta

Avocado and Haloumi Bruschetta

  • Preparation time

    15 mins
  • Cook time

    10 mins
  • Serves 12

Treat your friends and family to this really delicious vegetarian bruschetta recipe that scores a ten on taste and a ten on goodness.

Dietary Information

Dietary and nutritional info supplied by NZ Nutrition Foundation.

Ingredients

  • Turkish bread loaf - 1
  • Spray oil
  • Avocados, mashed coarsely - 2
  • Red onion, diced - 1/2
  • Cherry tomatoes, halved - 180 g
  • Olive oil - 1 Tbsp
  • Lemon juice - 1 Tbsp
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • Haloumi cheese - 400 g
  • Baby rocket leaves - 20 g

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced). Line two oven trays with baking paper.

  2. Slice Turkish loaf open into 2 halves. Cut each half into 6 pieces. Spray both sides of each piece with cooking oil.

  3. Place bread on an oven tray and bake for 6 minutes or until lightly browned.

  4. In a medium bowl, combine avocado, onion, tomatoes, oil and lemon juice. Season to taste.

  5. Cut haloumi into 12 slices. In a large non-stick frying pan, pan-fry haloumi for 1 minute on each side or until browned.

  6. Top each piece of bread with one slice of haloumi and a large spoonful of the avocado mixture. Top with rocket leaves to serve.

Tip: Keep firm avocados next to ripe banana in the fruit bowl. The ethylene in bananas will speed up ripening.

PER SERVE Energy 2163Kj • Protein 21g • Total Fat 32g • Saturated Fat 12g • Carbohydrates 34g • Sugars 3g • Sodium 890mg

Dietary and nutritional info supplied by NZ Nutrition Foundation.