hummus and avocado toasts with roasted tomatoes

by jenna on January 3, 2012

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

Print this recipe!

 Ingredients:

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

Directions:

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.

Serve immediately.

Optional: top with goat cheese or feta or serve on the side.

 

 

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{ 87 comments… read them below or add one }

imperfect January 3, 2012 at 4:09 am

I like the hummus, avocado combo (especially with cheese and eggs on toast).

I buy the Udi’s bread and Food for Life breads for a switch-up now and then (though I’m not gluten free). They are so good, I have to eat 3 slices per meal!

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Pamela Bates/Mercantile Muse January 3, 2012 at 4:25 am

this looks delicious! will definitely be trying.

looks like new year’s was fun! have a happy one.

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Amanda January 3, 2012 at 4:28 am

What a great idea for a party! I’m a big fan of mashed avocado and hummus sandwiches for lunch. I’ll have to try adding a roasted tomato next time. It sounds awesome!

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Bev Weidner January 3, 2012 at 4:29 am

Liiiiisaaaa, these just made my entire face slide off in a river of drool. I’m going to make them as soon as I regain vision.

xoxox!

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Julie @ Table for Two January 3, 2012 at 4:31 am

These look so good!! Such a nice healthy sandwich for after the holiday splurge! i’m going to make these soon :) thanks for sharing!!

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Blog is the New Black January 3, 2012 at 4:50 am

This looks great- I’ve yet to try hummus AND avocado together… even though I love them both. YUM!

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Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat January 3, 2012 at 5:07 am

I love how simple, yet pretty these are! I might just have to make them for lunch tomorrow!

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Jen January 3, 2012 at 5:31 am

What do you do with the leftover toast?

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Lisa [With Style and Grace] January 3, 2012 at 8:03 am

You could make croutons and add to a salad or toss into a food processor and make bread crumbs.

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Jen January 3, 2012 at 12:37 pm

Thanks!

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Anne January 3, 2012 at 5:37 am

Miam !

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Lauren @ What Lauren Likes January 3, 2012 at 5:43 am

Great post! I would so make these :D

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Laurie {Simply Scratch} January 3, 2012 at 5:57 am

OMG Lisa! It all makes so much sense! Hummus… avocado… roasted tomato… AMAZING!

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Faith @ For the Health of It January 3, 2012 at 6:00 am

Ooh, how simple but perfect – I’ve been on a massive sandwich bender and love that this has all easy ingredients!

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Rebecca @ Naturally Healthy and Gorgeous January 3, 2012 at 6:04 am

I love avocado anything because they are so delicious and so healthy!

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Molly @ RDexposed January 3, 2012 at 6:08 am

At first glance, that looked like the thickest cut of bacon! Roasted red bell pepper still sounds/looks great!

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Lisa [With Style and Grace] January 3, 2012 at 8:05 am

haha! you could always add turkey bacon for a little less guilt ;)

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Caroline @ The G-Spot January 3, 2012 at 6:11 am

These are LOVELY! I absolutely must make them — thank you for sharing! :)

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Cait's Plate January 3, 2012 at 6:12 am

That first picture LITERALLY made me swoon. This is such a good idea and definitely a sandwich I want to try. (I also just so happened to recently get a biscuit maker so I can even make the round toasts!). You really can’t beat the hummus/avocado flavor…I may just need to sneak some bacon in there too :)

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Gina @ Running to the Kitchen January 3, 2012 at 6:16 am

These are just perfect for a little party! Now I really want a biscuit cutter. :)

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Jenna | The Paleo Project January 3, 2012 at 6:19 am

Umm!!! Minus the toast part, because I don’t eat grain, these look unbelievable. And also, make me miss toast.

Jenna
The Paleo Project

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Lisa [With Style and Grace] January 3, 2012 at 8:08 am

since you can’t do grain, another option is to take the roasted tomatoes and spread the hummus and avocado into the center – it’s delicious, I already tried it :)

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Kristen @ Popcorn on the Stove January 3, 2012 at 6:24 am

These look delicious and so easy to make! Yum!

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Kellie January 3, 2012 at 6:31 am

That first photo…gorgeous! This sounds so fresh and delicious. I’m seriously adding it on to next week’s dinner menu at my house.

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Mal @ The Chic Geek January 3, 2012 at 6:44 am

This looks absolutely wonderful

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Emily (Edible Psychology) January 3, 2012 at 6:48 am

Oh my does this look good! It meets my dairy-free criteria, and contains some of my very favorite ingredients. :-) Thanks for guest posting Lisa – it’s fun to learn about other allergy-friendly food blogs, and I know that if Jenna likes your blog, I will too!

~Emily~

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amy walters, aDESIGNdock January 3, 2012 at 6:49 am

This looks delish! Love this recipe. I want one right now!!!

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Cat @Breakfast to Bed January 3, 2012 at 7:03 am

I LOVE LOVE LOVE roasted tomatoes.

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Allysia January 3, 2012 at 7:10 am

This is such a simple but awesome idea! I can imagine it being beautiful as part of a brunch spread. Plus, hummus and avocados are quite possibly two of the best foods ever.

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Meme January 3, 2012 at 7:12 am

Great recipe! I want these for breakfast!!

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joelle (on apink typewriter) January 3, 2012 at 7:30 am

The bread looks AMAZING, as do those roasted tomatoes! I need to try this!

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Stephanie Murphy January 3, 2012 at 7:39 am

oh my, I love the combination of these ingredients. Thanks for the idea!

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Chels R. January 3, 2012 at 7:44 am

Holy yumminess!

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Estela @ Weekly Bite January 3, 2012 at 7:55 am

What a great idea!! I love that they are circle shaped :)

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katie @KatieDid January 3, 2012 at 7:57 am

These are cute! Love hummus and avocado together and sea salt ties it all together always.

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Corrie Anne January 3, 2012 at 8:06 am

That’s so funny! I was trying to decide between having hummus or avocado for lunch. BOTH!!!!

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Liz @ Southern Charm January 3, 2012 at 8:13 am

Yum!!

I like that you don’t have to have a party to enjoy this :)

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Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] January 3, 2012 at 8:21 am

yummm! what’s your favorite brand of GF millet bread? :)

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Sarah January 3, 2012 at 8:22 am

What a lovely appetizer/lunch!! Looks like you used Udi’s GF bread?? I am obsessed with Udi’s bread topped with mashed avocado.. the bread has this buttery taste that pairs so well with avocado. Thanks for the idea! I plan on using it for my next bash! :-D

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Lisa [With Style and Grace] January 3, 2012 at 9:45 am

great eye! I did use Udi’s, it’s my go to and absolute favorite!

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dana @ my little celebration January 3, 2012 at 8:38 am

Yum yum yum! This looks amazing, friend! So great for vegetarians, too : )

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feener January 3, 2012 at 9:23 am

those look delish

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Chestnut Farm January 3, 2012 at 9:48 am

Thanks for the inspiration! I toasted a dense multi-grain bread, drizzled it with Olive Oil, little S & P and then spread an avocado on it, little more S & P. It was paradise on a slice of toast! Yum!

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danielle January 3, 2012 at 10:09 am

Yum!! Looks great!

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Kristin @ FoodFash January 3, 2012 at 10:18 am

My jaw literally dropped as I read the title of this post. I can’t wait to try these!!

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Angela @ Happy Fit Mama January 3, 2012 at 10:26 am

Hummus and avocado is one of my ‘go-to’ ideas for lunch. I’ll have to try it with roasted tomatoes soon.

I love having a yummy sandwich for lunch/dinner and a cup of soup. Great for a cold winter day!

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Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga January 3, 2012 at 10:27 am

Lisa your food is ALWAYS gorgeous and sounds lovely and this is no exception!

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Will @ Bright.Bazaar January 3, 2012 at 10:39 am

Lisa is such a foodie talent!

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Katie January 3, 2012 at 11:49 am

These would be the perfect little lunch…LOVE!

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Deanna B. January 3, 2012 at 11:51 am

Yum! I eat avocado toast all the time, but with hummus? Brilliant.

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Moni'sMeals January 3, 2012 at 1:22 pm

this is what I call….perfection. So simple and healthy. win-win. :)

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Aleyta January 3, 2012 at 1:22 pm

Yum!!

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Julia January 3, 2012 at 1:35 pm

Wow – so simple but SO wonderful! I had an “oh, of course!” moment when reading your recipe. Thanks for this!

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Dana P January 3, 2012 at 2:57 pm

YUM! That looks awesome! This looks like the perfect healthy sandwich I’ve been looking to enjoy during lunches! Can’t wait to try this.

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Andrea January 3, 2012 at 3:09 pm

Yum!! Looks delicious. Thanks for the new idea!

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Katie January 3, 2012 at 3:58 pm

Um, YES PLEASE. Those look amazing and so easy.

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Trish January 3, 2012 at 4:05 pm

Yum! Great idea. Like the pairing.

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Emily @ Life on Food January 3, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Absolutely lovely! I could have a few of these every day for lunch the rest of the year. Yum!

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Caity G. January 3, 2012 at 4:12 pm

When I saw these this morning, I knew I had to have it for lunch, and it was amazing! Thanks for sharing!

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Lauren January 3, 2012 at 4:50 pm

This is a really gorgeous way to eat a simple dish.

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Megan January 3, 2012 at 5:08 pm

I just discovered my love for avocado….so I absolutely LOVE this post!!!

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Vanessa January 3, 2012 at 6:22 pm

Yum! Cannot wait to try this out :)

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Laura Friendly January 4, 2012 at 7:38 am

You’re photography is always so breathtaking! This looks very yummy. :)

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Kelly January 4, 2012 at 4:18 pm

Yum- there is a place in Boston that used to make a sandwich similar to this but they stopped making it. Since then I tried to recreate it at home more than once and it is always amazing.

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bergamot January 4, 2012 at 6:27 pm

simple & delicious :-)

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Jeanette January 5, 2012 at 4:10 am

What a nice light appetizer – love the creamy combination of hummus and avocado, gives these little toasts richness without all the fat.

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glidingcalm January 5, 2012 at 11:16 pm

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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Beth January 7, 2012 at 5:37 pm

These look wonderful! I think I want to try them with a nice glass of red wine and a couple friends!

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Nicole Pressey-Elev8Dezign January 9, 2012 at 5:25 pm

Looks simply delicous! Thank you!

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Kale With Love January 17, 2012 at 6:13 pm

I need to try this!!!! Looks absolutely amazing!!

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Vanessa January 18, 2012 at 12:56 pm

Drooling! This looks so tasty and filling.

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Dana January 19, 2012 at 4:32 pm

What about putting this on a bagel? My daughters 1st birthday is coming up and we’re going to make these as part of our brunch menu!

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Mimi Avocado January 24, 2012 at 9:04 am

Wow! These look scrumptious! We’re sharing a link to your recipe today on our FB page…Facebook/Avocados_Direct. Thank you!

BTW, we found your photo via Pinterest…had to do some searching to find your post!

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Cheryl February 21, 2012 at 2:11 pm

I made these for lunch today and they were fabulous! Next time I’ll use gluten free bread as in the recipe. It is a bit denser and I like that quality. I didn’t have Roma tomatoes so I used vine ripened and they worked just as well. Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipes. I too found you on Pinterest.

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bend used cars March 30, 2012 at 11:16 am

This looks so good!

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Emily April 15, 2012 at 10:20 pm

Incredible! I made these tonight for dinner to go along with a big salad and it was just perfect! I maybe messed up on the tomatoes, so I just ended up using fresh tomatoes sprinkled with balsamic and salt and they still turned out delicious. Thank you!

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alexandra vargas April 19, 2012 at 6:24 am

yummy!!!! ill be making this tonight!!!!

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Anna Gudmundsdottir August 2, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Hi,
This looks very good, will try it soon.

Today, By change I saw this recepy also in a Icelandic magazine called Gestgjafinn, latest issue. Hope they are working with you, so correct people get the credit. Cheers, Anna

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Melinda January 8, 2013 at 7:35 pm

I made this for dinner tonight and it was amazing! even my husband who is a big meat eater loved it! To cut the circle for it I just used a round coffee cup and it worked perfect.

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Nina March 7, 2013 at 12:20 pm

Love love so love this! Easy, nutritious, and yummy!

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Jaimi April 7, 2013 at 10:22 am

Made these for lunch today on Udi Whole Grain. Delicious!

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SaeHee April 21, 2013 at 7:50 pm

Hello I found this recipe by looking up ‘hummus’ on Pinterest and I’m so glad that I did! I multiplied the recipe by 4 for a pot luck I attended tonight and had such great feedback. Thank you for sharing!

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Tori June 15, 2013 at 4:52 pm

Soo…just tried this…set off the smoke detectors from the tomatoes. What’d I do wrong??

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natali June 17, 2013 at 2:12 pm

Found the recepy a while ago on Pinterest and tried it just now. It’s delicious & will make it again! Thanks for sharing!

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Fabienne November 30, 2013 at 1:53 am

Great i will make them this summer for my guests in my Sardinian Guesthouse Stazzu la Capretta! Really lovely thanks!Fabienne

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Wendy January 28, 2014 at 3:33 am

This is fantastic! I made some navy bean hummus to go along with this recipe and OMGOODNESS was it good! So simple and yet so delicious! The roasted tomatoes were the icing on the cake. The balsamic added just the right touch of acid to the flavor equation. I made enough of everything to eat more today. I didn’t use an avocado but purchased pre blended avocado in my produce section. My husband said this was a keeper and that it would be great as small appetizers using smaller cookie cutters. I bet you could use melba-like toasts also. The options are endless. Thank you so much for sharing this with us!!! I hope you don’t mind, but I shared your link with my FB friends. They too need to hear about you!

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Catherine February 17, 2014 at 11:01 pm

Buy a baguette and ask the grocer/baker to slice it in the store. Brush the circles with garlicky oil and toast them on a cookie sheet for a few minutes. This cuts the prep time in half!

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