Why hello there, darlings. It’s such an honor to be a guest here today. Thank you Jenna & all of you for having me, this is such a treat!
I’m Lisa, “the Gluten-free Entertainer” and can be found over at the blog, With Style and Grace. I’m all about healthy, delicious gluten-free food that’s easy and attainable. I also help host and hostess incorporate gluten-free & other allergy-free options into their menu. You can’t fill up on carrot sticks, trust me.
With all that said, let’s talk about these party bites.
I like these for many reasons, 1. They’re healthy and after the Holidays, who hasn’t made the resolution to be healthier? 2. Can easily be made gluten-free. 3. No dairy required 4. Vegetarian friendly.
Ps. You don’t need to have a party to enjoy these. You don’t even need to cut circles out of your toasts. Make this into a sandwich and enjoyed as a snack or light lunch and if you’re in a time crunch, you can top with fresh tomatoes instead of roasted.
I chose gluten-free millet bread, but you can use any type of bread you prefer.
I went with a biscuit cutter, but you could use any size or shape cutter you’d like.
Top with hummus. Homemade or store bought.
Layer on the avocado, a little or a lot. Sprinkle with salt + pepper.
These party bites pair nicely with tomato soup, which you can serve in little glasses to keep with the “bite size” theme.
Hummus and Avocado Toasts with Roasted Tomatoes
Makes 6 – 8 party bites
6-8 slices of bread [gluten-free, whole wheat, etc.]
1/2 cup hummus [store bought or homemade]
1 avocado – halved, pitted and peeled
4 plum tomatoes, halved lengthwise, cores and seeds removed
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
salt + pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
Arrange the tomatoes on your baking sheet, cut sides up, in a single layer. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Season with salt and pepper.
Roast for 25-30 minutes, until the tomatoes are beginning to caramelize.
While the tomatoes roast, toast your bread. Using a cookie cutter or circular object, cut out 1-2 circles per toast, depending on how big the piece of bread is.
Spread ½-1 tablespoon of hummus on each circular toast.
In a bowl or plate, mash avocado with a fork, leaving large chunks.
Layer the mashed avocado over hummus, season with salt + pepper, and then top with a roasted [or fresh] tomato.
Optional: top with goat cheese or feta or serve on the side.