Open-Face Avocado & Cheese Toasts

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Makes: 4

Ingredients

  1. 1 ripe medium avocado
  2. 2 tsp (10 mL) lime juice
  3. 4 slices French bread (1/2-in./1-cm thick)
  4. 1/4 cup (60 mL) mayonnaise
  5. 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) baby arugula or baby spinach
  6. 8 slices ripe tomatoes
  7. 1 cup (250 mL) coarsely grated yellow cheese flavoured with Jalapeno
  8. 1/4 cup (60 mL) coarsely chopped fresh cilantro, optional

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 425 F (220 C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Peel and pit the avocado and cut it into 12 thin wedges. Gently coat the avocado with lime juice. Set aside.
  2. Spread one side of each bread slice with mayonnaise and place -- mayo-side up -- on baking sheet. Layer arugula or spinach on each bread slice. Top with tomato and avocado slices of tomato. Sprinkle with grated cheese.
  3. Bake 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and bread is lightly toasted. Sprinkle with cilantro to serve, if desired.