Avocado crostini loaded with all the best avocado toast toppings but in a bite-sized form. These little toasts look gourmet, taste incredible, and are easy to assemble. Make them for your next get-together to impress your guests!
Crostini, or little toasts, are an Italian antipasto dish. They’re made from thin slices of toasted bread. Check out my crostini guide if you want to learn more!
I’ll show you how to prepare these little toasts in 4 different ways. They make a perfect appetizer. Serve them as part of a brunch spread or for gatherings scheduled early in the day.
Pro-tip: You can double or triple this avocado crostini recipe to feed a crowd! Use the 2x or 3x button in the recipe card for easy calculations. You can also halve it to make a smaller batch.
A sliced baguette, spread with olive oil and sprinkled with salt, is all you need to make the crostini base.
Spread all the crostini with avocado, lemon juice, and salt.
Then, add mixed toppings for a beautiful presentation.
- Classic: Red pepper flakes, flakey sea salt, and cracked black pepper
- Everything Bagel: Everything bagel seasoning
- Lemony Arugula: Arugula, lemon juice, shaved parmesan, salt flakes, and cracked black pepper
- Balsamic & Tomato: Cherry tomatoes, balsamic glaze, and salt flakes
How to make avocado crostini
Check out the recipe card at the end for detailed instructions!
Bake the crostini
Slice the baguette and arrange the slices on sheet pans. Then, brush both sides of the bread with olive oil. Sprinkle them with salt and bake until golden and crispy.
Prepare the toppings
Reduce the balsamic vinegar to make the balsamic glaze.
Then mash the avocado with fresh squeezed lemon juice and salt.
Toss the arugula with more fresh squeezed lemon juice.
Assemble the crostini
First, spread all the crostini with mashed avocado. Then we’ll start adding more toppings.
First up: the classic preparation. Top with red pepper flakes, sea salt flakes, and freshly cracked black pepper.
Now do a few with just a sprinkle of everything bagel seasoning. So simple and so delicious.
Next, let’s make a few with balsamic and tomato. Slice a cherry tomato in half and arrange it on top of the avocado. Then, drizzle with balsamic glaze. Finish it with a pinch of sea salt flakes.
Last, lets top a few with lemony arugula. This one feels so fancy! Add a little mound of the lemony arugula on top of the avocado. Then sprinkle with sea salt flakes and freshly cracked pepper. Last, place a few pieces of shaved parmesan on top.
Pro-tip: Use a vegetable peeler to shave small, thin pieces of parmesan.
Arrange them on a platter and serve!
Make ahead and storage tips
- You can bake the crostini up to 3 days ahead. Store the plain crostini in a sealed container at room temperature until ready to top and serve.
- It’s best to make the avocado spread and add toppings shortly before serving. If you make them too far in advance, the avocado will brown, and the crostini will get soggy.
How to serve avocado crostini
These avocado crostini are a perfect option for a brunch spread. They look gourmet but are so easy to prepare! They make great party food or appetizers for daytime events. They’re perfect for baby showers, bridal showers, and bachelorette breakfasts!
Looking for more crostini ideas?
I’ve got you covered! Check out my guide to crostini misti or mixed crostini. It’s full of ideas and recipes for more types of crostini.