Baked Salsa Avocado with Paleo Breadcrumbs

All I can say is Yum Yum Yum! This was such a quick and super delicious side to a lunch, or even a great appetizer to a dinner party.

Tracy's Treat: Baked Salsa Avocado with Paleo Breadcrumbs

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Baked Avocado Salsa

Ingredients:
-1 ripe Avocado
-¼ cup bread crumbs*
-1 garlic clove, minced
-1 Tbsp. basil, chopped
-1 Tbsp. lemon juice
-Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
-¼ cups Tomato Salsa (I used organic bruschetta)
Directions:
-Preheat oven to 450°F.
-In a small bowl, combine the bread crumbs, garlic, cheese, basil, lemon juice, salt and pepper; set aside.
-Cut the avocado in half and remove pit. Divide the salsa between the two avocado halves.  Top with bread crumb mixture.
-Place on a small baking sheet.
-Bake for 5-10 minutes. Serve immediately. 
 Servings 2.
*See Paleo Breadcrumbs recipe below

Paleo Breadcrumbs

Ingredients:
-½ cup Almond Meal or Almond Flour
-¼ cup Golden Flaxseed Meal
-1 tsp Garlic Powder*
-½ tsp Onion Powder*
-½ tsp Thyme*
-½ tsp Oregano*
-1 ¼ tsp Sea Salt*
-½ tsp Black Pepper*
-Optional: 1 Tbsp Arrowroot Powder (if you need to thicken a dish)
*You can use 4 tsps Italian Seasoning instead of these.
NOTE: You can use regular flaxseed meal if you want, but it will taste more hearty.

Directions:
Mix all ingredients together and use just like breadcrumbs.
(Makes a little over 2 cups of breadcumbs)

(Resource: www.paleoeffect.com, http://www.melecotte.com)


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