Avocado, Bacon, Sundried Tomato Tartine with Roasted Garlic Cream Cheese Spread

Bacon Avocado Sundried Tomato Tartine©RhondaAdkinsPhotography2015

My Secret Recipe Club hiatus is over and I am so glad to be back.  Not only am I back, but I am back with one amazing dish from Authentic Suburban Gourmet. For those of you not familiar with SRC, it’s a bloggy club where we are assigned another blog, stalk them for a month and make one of their dishes.  Then we reveal who we’ve been secretly stalking and one of their recipes we’ve tried.  It’s fun in a totally not creepy way.

Anyone who lands on Lisa’s blog would immediately fall in love, stunning photos and recipes abound! One of the things I enjoyed most about Lisa’s blog was her ‘Friday Night Bites’.  I could literally live off of small bites, I’d rather have variety than quantity, especially good quality.

Lisa’s original recipe for Avocado, Bacon and Tomato Tartine was more of a play on a BLT, with a garlic aioli, bacon, tomato and avocado.  I took my cue from her but did my own little thang.

It began with replacing the roasted garlic mayo with roasted garlic cream cheese spread (cheese if my favorite food…)

Bacon Avocado Sundried Tomato Tartine©RhondaAdkinsPhotography2015

 I lurve roasted garlic! (the garlic was locally grown)

Bacon Avocado Sundried Tomato Tartine©RhondaAdkinsPhotography2015

Spring has sprung and my chives were taking off, I snipped some and added it to the cream cheese mixture.

Chives©RhondaAdkinsPhotography2015

 

Bacon Avocado Sundried Tomato Tartine©RhondaAdkinsPhotography2015

During my walk about in the garden I couldn’t resist snapping pics of a few flowers, it’s what camera people do…

Bleeding Heart©RhondaAdkinsPhotography2015

Bleeding Hearts with a touch of dew

 

Purple Tulip bud©RhondaAdkinsPhotography2015

Stunning purple tulip

The bacon and avocado remained the same, however tomatoes are still iffy this time of year so I used up some of my home grown sundried tomatoes.

Bacon Avocado Sundried Tomato Tartine©RhondaAdkinsPhotography2015

Then finished the whole bit off with some fresh basil, a drizzle of olive oil and some salt and pepper

Bacon Avocado Sundried Tomato Tartine©RhondaAdkinsPhotography2015  I loved this so much, I’m serving it for lunch on Tuesday with a Cream of Asparagus soup.

 

Avocado, Bacon, Sundried Tomato Tartine with Roasted Garlic Cream Cheese Spread
Serves 8
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Ingredients
  1. 1 (8 ounce package cream cheese), softened
  2. 1 head garlic, roasted and mashed
  3. 2 tablespoons milk or cream
  4. 2 tablespoons chives
  5. Salt and pepper
  6. 8 slices French bread, about ¼” thick
  7. 2 tablespoons Lesovos Greek Olive Oil, plus extra for drizzling
  8. Black Magic seasoning or Alpine seasoning
  9. 4 slices bacon, cooked and chopped
  10. 1 avocado sliced
  11. 8 sundried tomato halves, softened in hot water, sliced
  12. Fresh basil, chiffonade
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. In a medium bowl mix together the softened cream cheese, the mashed roasted garlic, milk, chives, salt and pepper until well blended set aside.
  3. Brush each slice of bread with olive oil on both sides, sprinkle a little seasoning on top, bake until toasted and light golden brown, about 7 to 10 minutes.
  4. Spread cream cheese on bread, top with avocado, bacon, and sundried tomato. Garnish with chiffonade of basil, drizzle of olive oil and salt and pepper.
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21 Responses to Avocado, Bacon, Sundried Tomato Tartine with Roasted Garlic Cream Cheese Spread

  1. heather April 20, 2015 at 8:18 am #

    Your pictures look amazing and I can almost smell that head of roasted garlic! It makes me want to make this dish now and enjoy it. Great SRC pick.

  2. Heather @ Join Us, Pull up a Chair April 20, 2015 at 8:32 am #

    These look so elegant and delicious! Happy SRC day!

  3. Lisa {AuthenticSuburbanGourmet} April 20, 2015 at 8:59 am #

    So glad that you are back with SRC! I love this recipe and I like your spin with cream cheese spread. Glad that you enjoyed my blog – I look forward to exploring yours!

  4. April April 20, 2015 at 9:46 am #

    Beautiful pictures Rhonda. I love every single ingredient in this, and can almost taste them through your pictures. Happy reveal day!

  5. Stephanie April 20, 2015 at 8:11 pm #

    This has so many of my favorite things! Who doesn’t love avocado, sun dried tomato, bacon and cream cheese? This sounds like an awesome combination of flavors in a perfect summer appetizer. Great SRC post.

  6. Debra May 10, 2015 at 4:09 pm #

    Wow—late to the game here. Trying my best to catch up. I had Lisa’s blog for C.L.U.E. and I could not get over the fab appetizers there. Made some great bacon wrapped fingerlings with sriracha dipping sauce. You flowers are so beautiful!

    • Giggles May 11, 2015 at 2:28 pm #

      Thanks Debra, no need to tell me about being late…hehe! I’m perpetually behind! She really does have some great appetizers!

  7. Stephanie May 18, 2015 at 10:51 am #

    These are beautiful and look like wonderful appetizers for a spring garden party. Fantastic SRC post!

  8. chelsy May 18, 2015 at 12:05 pm #

    oh my gosh. Dinner! This looks delicious! Great choice 🙂

  9. Tammy May 20, 2015 at 8:12 pm #

    Hi Rhonda, please do not feel bad about the SRC mixup! It happens to the best of us…I am so happy that you were able to work it out though. I look forward to seeing your post.

    As I am sure you know LTG is a family affair. We love your site and have enjoyed browsing through it. This spread you have made here looks absolutely divine! I could just pick on this for dinner. I love having nights were it’s just a little cheese and wine.

    So happy to have found your site and connect with you. Happy Cooking!

    Toodles,
    Tammy<3

  10. Margaret May 21, 2015 at 7:41 pm #

    These look great. Love your adaptations.

  11. Julie May 24, 2015 at 3:05 pm #

    I had your blog this month. Enjoyed it! These are beautiful.

  12. Kirstin May 25, 2015 at 7:46 pm #

    Yum! What a great appetizer!

  13. Emily @ Life on Food May 27, 2015 at 6:21 am #

    This looks great. I am all about fancy toasts right now. They make the best lunch. Saving this idea for the weekend. Great pick!!

  14. Rebekah @ Making Miracles May 27, 2015 at 1:52 pm #

    I am drooling. All of that sounds like perfection. What a delicious appetizer or accompaniment to a summer soup.

  15. Lynsey @ Lynsey Lou's May 28, 2015 at 7:53 pm #

    Your pictures are gorgeous! These sound and look amazing; a perfect app to snack on while waiting on supper to finish!

  16. Angela Paulsen May 31, 2015 at 4:32 pm #

    I am new, so please advise what your seasonings are. Black Magic and the other I have never used, but I have a TON of spices! What are their ingredients/spices?

    • Giggles June 1, 2015 at 9:52 am #

      Angela, sorry about that, Black Magic seasoning is my house seasoning and Alpine Touch is an all purpose seasoning that is very similar and my favorite store brand seasoning. It’s made here in Montana, so I may be a little biased. You can substitute any all purpose seasoning (without paprika) that you would like. If your local stores don’t sell Alpine Touch here is their website: http://www.alpinetouch.com/

      • Angela Paulsen June 1, 2015 at 11:59 am #

        Thanks!

  17. Sue Lau June 1, 2015 at 8:34 pm #

    Looks very good! Great choice for reveal day!

  18. Lauren @ Sew You Think You Can Cook June 4, 2015 at 8:36 am #

    Love that you used cream cheese – such a great idea. Yum!