Grapefruit Avocado Bruschetta


1 baguette, sliced on the bias
2 to 3 whole garlic cloves, peeled, cut in half
3 to 4 ripe Florida Roma tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1 cup chopped Florida grapefruit sections
1 large avocado, chopped
½ small red onion, chopped
¼ cup chopped cilantro
2 tablespoons  olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Grapefruit segments, optional for garnish
Cilantro sprigs, optional


Preheat oven to 350° F. Place baguette slices on a baking sheet and toast for 5 to 7 minutes or until golden brown. Rub the toasted side of the bread with the cut side of the garlic cloves; reserve.

In medium bowl, combine tomatoes, grapefruit, avocado, red onion, cilantro, olive oil, salt and pepper; toss gently to combine. Spoon grapefruit mixture over prepared bruschetta. Garnish with fresh grapefruit segments and cilantro, if desired.

Yield: Makes 8 Servings

Source:  Florida Department of Citrus