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Mexican Mini BLTs

Contributed by: NAPSA

Easy And Delicious Fiesta Fare (NAPSI) - Here's food for thought: Smooth and creamy Hass avocados from Mexico are great when you want to create simple - yet innovative - fiesta fare. An easy and delicious twist on one of the most popular dishes in the country - the BLT (a perennial favorite) can mean you spend less time in the kitchen and more time with friends and family.

Ingredients:

    Mexican Mini BLTs
  • 6 slices of thick-sliced, dense white bread, crust removed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 12 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 Hass avocado from Mexico
  • 1/2 teaspoon Fruit Fresh (or other fruit preservative powder), optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup wasabi mayonnaise
  • 6 slices of thick-sliced, smoked bacon
  • 2 leaves of māche (lamb's lettuce) or baby spinach

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 F. Cut each bread slice in half and then half again to create four equal squares.

Place the bread squares in a single layer on a baking sheet that has been greased with 1 tablespoon of olive oil.

Place in oven and bake for approximately 15 minutes, turning once, until golden brown.

Remove from oven and allow squares to cool entirely. Slice the ends off of each cherry tomato and then slice in half crosswise.

Place the tomato halves, flat surface side, in a single layer on another baking sheet that has been greased with the other tablespoon of olive oil.

Bake the tomatoes in the oven for approximately 15 minutes or until the tomatoes begin to wilt.

Cook bacon slices on the stove or in the microwave until crispy. Divide each slice into four equal pieces and set aside. In a medium-sized bowl, mash the avocado, Fruit Fresh and salt together.

Add the wasabi mayonnaise and mix on high temperature for about 30 seconds or until paste forms.

Once toasts have cooled, spread about 1-1 1/2 teaspoons of the avocado-wasabi mixture on each toast.

Place one leaf of the māche or baby spinach on top of the avocado-wasabi mixture.

On top of that, place a piece of bacon and then a piece of tomato.

Each part can be made a day in advance and stored overnight. Assemble up to an hour before serving.


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