Tomato and Avocado Canapes with Manchego Cheese

This is a cooking class favorite!

Tomato and Avocado Canapes with Manchego Cheese

½   cup  Herbed Balsamic Vinaigrette with Dried Herbs
24  slices Cuban Bread or French Baguette Slices — 1/4″ thick
6   Roma tomato
2   large  Florida avocado
¼   pound  Manchego cheese — sliced thin (with peeler)
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
Brush bread with vinaigrette.
Arrange baguette slices in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet, preferably lined with a Silpat. Toast in oven until golden brown, about 15 – 20 minutes.  (Watch carefully, the slice of the toast and your oven temperature can make the difference between toast and burnt!)  Remove from oven and allow to cool for a few minutes.
Thinly slice tomatoes and spread out on a paper towel — lightly salt them.
Slice avocado and slightly salt and pepper them, arrange on the cutting board or plate.
Place toasted slices of bread on platter and arrange with tomato, avocado and cheese.  Serve when ready.
Serves 12.

Note: you can Purchase Cuban Bread from the Cuban Food Market online. It comes delivered fresh to your own home.

Or, if your in the Cincinnati area, you can buy a loaf of Cuban Bread at Cuban Pete’s Sandwiches.


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