Avocado, Pancetta & Roasted Garlic Bruschetta

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"I believe in multi-tasking, esp as it applies to recipes. I'm still on my avocado binge & this is a recipe of my own creation that I see as ideal to use as an easy-fix appy or starter course for Italian meals. BUT altering ingredients slightly often transforms the flavor profile of a recipe to an entirely new cuisine. Think about it. This recipe could be easily amended & become: Tex-Mex using a bit of grd beef w/taco seasoning .. Cajun using shrimp w/Cajun seasoning .. Pacific NW using salmon w/dill &/or capers .. Or even Bostonian using lobster meat w/Old Bay Seasoning. The recipe left Italy to travel the cuisine of the US & that's why there are so many variations of basic recipes. I hope you ENJOY this one. (Time does not include time to roast the garlic, but does include 5 min to crisp the pancetta & 15 min to prep the other ingredients) :-)"

Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (182.6 g)
  • Calories 346.2
  • Total Fat - 14.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 10 mg
  • Sodium - 804.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 43.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 5.7 g
  • Sugars - 4.9 g
  • Protein - 11.8 g
  • Calcium - 220.1 mg
  • Iron - 3.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 10 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.6 mg

Step 1

Prepare all the ingredients according to the details of the ingredient list. Gently combine them until well-mixed & chill (covered) in the refrigerator for at least 2 hrs to allow the flavors to blend .. until you are ready to top & serve your bruschetta.

Step 2

When ready to serve, divide the mixture in a roughly equal amt & top 12 baguette slices. Yield is approx 6 servings or 2 baguette slices per person.

Step 3

NOTE: When I made this recipe, I found it in need of salt & pepper as I usually do, so I revised the ingredient list & suggest a taste test before you decide to add either. I took the pic you see at that time & departed from the recipe in 2 ways: 1) I used sml baguette rolls instead of a larger baguette loaf & 2) I lightly dusted the tops w/the powder variety of Parmesan cheese & to my surprise found I liked it (Just another thought for you to consider)

Tips & Variations

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Daily Inspiration

Made this mixture to go with our appetizer lunch today. Just waiting until time to toast our bread and we'll be enjoying a delicious bruschetta. I did scale back the garlic a bit.

(26 Nov 2016)

Bergy (RIP" Forever in our Kitchen)

5 star plus Fabulous bruschetta - especially for a warm day. I was serving this to a "mostly" vegetarian friend so I left out the pancetta and believe me when I say it was wonderful even without it. I cut the recipe in half and it was perfect for 6 baguette slices. This will be made over & over again throughout the Summer

(15 May 2016)