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Avocado Flatbread Appetizer

Serves 4 | Ready in 30 minutes


    Avocado Flatbread Appetizer

    Avocado is one of those crowd-pleasing ingredients. Who doesn’t love avocado? Answer: no one that I am aware of! This avocado flatbread is the perfect party dish for several reasons. First, it’s easy to make and only requires a few ingredients. Second, it’s easy to eat. You and your guests won’t even need a napkin. And third, it’s rich (with the good kinds of fats). Party food should feel indulgent, right? And lastly, it’s pretty. Avocados always help create an eye-catching dish for a party’s food table.


    Tip: How to make balsamic reduction

    It’s easy! Just bring 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar and 1 Tbsp coconut sugar to a boil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Reduce heat and simmer until the mixture turns syrupy.


    Avocado Flatbread Appetizer


    • 1 flatbread or pizza crust/dough
    • 3 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
    • 1 Tbsp smoked extra-virgin olive oil (optional)
    • 4 garlic cloves, minced
    • 1 heaping Tbsp nutritional yeast
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1/2 tsp pepper
    • 4 ripe avocados
    • Balsamic reduction, for serving
    • Hemp hearts, for serving


    Per serving:

    • calories347
    • protein8g
    • fat22g
    • carbs38g
      • sugar5g
      • fiber8g
    • sodium317mg



    Place flatbread or pizza crust/rolled-out dough on parchment-lined baking sheet. Preheat oven to temperature noted on your crust/dough packaging.


    In small container, combine olive oils, garlic, nutritional yeast and salt and pepper. Shake well. With your hands or a brush, lather crust/dough with oily spread. Bake until golden (or see crust/dough package instructions). When base is done baking, remove from oven to let cool.


    Slice avocados vertically and remove pits. Make lengthwise incisions about 1/4 inch apart. Use spoon to remove sliced avocado halves. Keep them whole, and, with your hands, gently fan slices out. Add slices to flatbread or crust/dough. Continue this step until base is covered.


    Garnish your creation with a thick, generous drizzle of balsamic reduction, sprinkle of hemp hearts and sea salt, if desired. Slice into thin slices or squares and serve.


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