Game-Day Bacon Tomato Crostini

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Game-Day Bacon Tomato Crostini
Game-Day Bacon Tomato Crostini
Salt Creek Grille Princeton

Game-Day Bacon Tomato Crostini

Learn how to make our delicious Salt Creek Grille Princeton game-day appetizers topped with avocados, bacon, and tomatoes, right in your own kitchen!

12
Servings
287
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients
Makes
12

Ingredients

  • ½ Cup mayonnaise
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 Teaspoon lemon zest
  • ¼ Teaspoon grated fresh garlic
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 slices high-quality, thick-cut bacon
  • 12 slices French loaf bread (sliced on diagonal)
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 12 yellow cherry tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 12 shavings Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

Directions

In a mixing bowl, add the mayonnaise, 1 tablespoon of the lemon juice, the lemon zest, garlic, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine, and then set aside.

For the crostini, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Place the bacon slices on a baking sheet, sprinkle freshly ground black pepper all over the bacon, and place into the oven until cooked and crispy, 15 to 20 minutes. Once done, remove from the oven and cut each slice into thirds, then set aside.

Place the bread slices onto a baking sheet, drizzle with a little olive oil, and bake in the oven until slightly golden, about 12 minutes.

Once done, remove from the oven and set aside. Peel and remove put from the avocado then thinly slice, and drizzle the remaining tablespoon of lemon juice over the avocado slices to prevent browning.

To assemble the crostini, smear the mayonnaise mixture, then add 2 to 3 thin slices of avocado, 3 to 4 thin tomato slices, bacon, and a cheese shaving. Enjoy!

Bacon Shopping Tip

Look for center cut bacon which comes from a leaner part of the belly - you'll get more meat and less fat.

Bacon Cooking Tip

Cook bacon over medium to medium-low heat to prevent it from burning, and occasionally pour off the fat. You can save it for later use as a cooking oil.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
24g
38%
Sugar
1g
N/A
Saturated Fat
8g
42%
Cholesterol
38mg
13%
Protein
9g
19%
Carbs
8g
3%
Vitamin A
82µg
9%
Vitamin B12
0.3µg
4.9%
Vitamin B6
0.1mg
5.3%
Vitamin C
5mg
8%
Vitamin D
0.2µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
0.9mg
4.4%
Vitamin K
6µg
8%
Calcium
199mg
20%
Fiber
2g
6%
Folate (food)
29µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
41µg
10%
Folic acid
7µg
N/A
Iron
0.6mg
3.4%
Magnesium
19mg
5%
Monounsaturated
8g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
1mg
6%
Phosphorus
169mg
24%
Polyunsaturated
6g
N/A
Potassium
171mg
5%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
11.6%
Sodium
360mg
15%
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
8.1%
Trans
0.3g
N/A
Zinc
1mg
9%