Pumpernickel with avocado, bocconcini & basil

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Pumpernickel with avocado, bocconcini & basil

Contains gluten, milk, soy, sesame and wheat.

Ideal for brunch gatherings, these vegetarian appetisers are a filling and tasty option that only take minutes to make.

  • 6

  • 3
    Method Steps

6 Ingredients

  • 2 medium ripe avocados, halved, stone removed, peeled

  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice

  • 1 250g pkt pumpernickel slices (Delba brand)

  • 1 180g container bocconcini cheese, drained, cut into 5mm-thick slices

  • Ground black pepper, to taste

  • 12 medium fresh basil leaves

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3 Method Steps

  • Preheat grill on medium-high. Diagonally cut the avocados (2 medium ripe avocados, halved, stone removed, peeled) into 1cm-thick slices. Place the avocado slices on a large plate and drizzle with the lemon juice (2 tbsp fresh lemon juice).

  • Cut 6 of the pumpernickel slices (1 250g pkt pumpernickel slices (Delba brand)) in 1/2 crossways. Wrap the remaining slices in plastic wrap and keep in the fridge for another use. Place the pumpernickel halves on a baking tray and cook under preheated grill for 3 minutes each side or until the edges darken slightly. Set aside to cool.

  • To serve, increase grill to high. Top the pumpernickel toasts with the avocado and bocconcini (1 180g container bocconcini cheese, drained, cut into 5mm-thick slices). Cook under preheated grill for 1-2 minutes or until cheese starts to melt. Sprinkle with pepper (Ground black pepper, to taste) and top each with a basil (12 medium fresh basil leaves) leaf. Serve immediately.

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Recipe Notes

The pumpernickel can be toasted, cooled and kept in an airtight container up to 2 days before serving. Serve the remaining pumpernickel slices with cheese.

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