Avocado Bruschetta with Balsamic Reduction

With ripe avocado and juicy grape tomatoes, this is the perfect midday treat or party snack!

Avocado Bruschetta with Balsamic Reduction - With ripe avocado and juicy grape tomatoes, this is the perfect midday treat or party snack!

You really take things for granted until it’s taken away from you, like the benefits of living in an apartment. Do you ever realize that with an apartment, you have a giant dumpster for your endless amount of trash? But now that Jason and I have moved into a house, we’re limited to 2 teeny trash bins and pick-up is only on Fridays! And with this move, we have a TON of boxes and crap that we’re trying to get rid of. I managed to find a recycling center nearby, which has pretty much become my best friend. I’ve been there twice today, unloading cardboard boxes and styrofoam peanuts. I can’t wait until we’re all unpacked and I can start cooking and photographing!

Avocado Bruschetta with Balsamic Reduction - With ripe avocado and juicy grape tomatoes, this is the perfect midday treat or party snack!

But one thing I’ll never take for granted is balsamic reduction. I could drink it by the bottle and I’m sure it’ll go down so smoothly. And it’s absolute perfection on this avocado tomato bruschetta. With crusty bread slices and a simple, fresh cherry tomato and avocado mixture in a little bit of olive oil, salt and pepper, you’ll want to make a meal out of this appetizer!

Avocado Bruschetta with Balsamic Reduction

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 20 minutes

Total Time 30 minutes

Yield 4 servings

Avocado Bruschetta with Balsamic Reduction

With ripe avocado and juicy grape tomatoes, this is the perfect midday treat or party snack!


  • 1 baguette, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 avocado, halved, seeded, peeled and diced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup basil leaves, chiffonade


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place baguette slices onto prepared baking sheet. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil. Place into oven and bake for 8-10 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • To make the balsamic reduction, add balsamic vinegar and brown sugar to a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a slight boil and reduce by half, about 6-8 minutes; set aside and let cool.
  • In a large bowl, combine tomatoes, avocado, remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil, salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Top each baguette slice with tomato mixture, garnished with basil.
  • Serve immediately, drizzled with balsamic reduction.


  1. says

    I love balsamic reduction and could drink it! Okay I actually have drizzled it on so heavily it’s almost like a balsamic soup sometimes and I love that :) I bet it’s perfect with this bruschetta. And boxes, crap, cardboard. Girl. We are living parallel lives right now. I am 95% unpacked but it’s been a sea of boxes for….days!

  2. says

    I love balsamic reduction. Luckily, my local Italian grocer does a fantastic one so I can just pick it up in a little bottle whenever I want! I think I need to use the treasured stuff on this bruschetta. Looks delicious! x

  3. says

    Yeah, I could probably put balsamic reduction on just about everything. I love it! This whole thing looks awesome and I have everything on hand so I am thinking it must be made soon!

    Good luck with all those boxes!

  4. says

    This looks phenomenal, I could almost taste it! Your pictures are making me so hungry, but all your pics do the same:D
    Yea house and the trash bins…i completely understand! Have been getting rid of the stuff for this whole month, and we just moved a month ago!:) Have a lovely weekend!

  5. says

    I totally took our giant dumpster for granted! Sometimes I want to drive to our old place and make use of it anyway :) This bruschetta is gorgeous, I could eat this kind of food all day long. Loooove balsamic reduction.

  6. Tina says

    Making these appetizers for pre game football. These are delicious and so easy to make, even my family loves it (and they don’t even like tomatoes)! Thank you!

  7. Kathleen says

    Hi Chung-Ah! :)
    I had to wite you to say I’m having a party tonight and wanted to make a nice Bruchetta and found the perfect one! Where else? On YOUR site! You are SO my go-to gal with all the best when I need it!
    I’ve spoken to you since these posts and absolutely know your all done with the move and the boxes. I trust your hands have softened and all cuts healed. šŸ˜‰
    Thanks and I’ll toast you as we delve into your delicious appetizers!

  8. says

    Hi Chungah — This looks tasty! I write for ParentMap.com and would love to include this idea in a roundup of Farmer’s Market Recipes. We would describe the recipe in our own words, and link back/credit your site and use one image. Would you be OK with this?

  9. says

    Hi, I am a diabetic, i was wondering if there was something a little more diabetic friendly i could use to make the balsalmic reduction? Like coconut sugar, maybe a stevia? I dont even know what to think lol Any suggestions would help. Thanks.


    • Chungah says

      Unfortunately, I do not have much experience using coconut sugar or stevia so I cannot really advise an appropriate substitute at this time. Please use your best judgment.

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