Arugula Tartine Recipe

A beautiful open-faced appetizer with fresh French bread.

1 French baguette
1 scallion
1 small wedge of Parmesan cheese
2 avocados, peeled and chopped
3/4 cup chicken stock
Salt and pepper
Juice of 1 lemon
1/2 tsp chili paste
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp green
Tabasco sauce
Large bunch arugula, washed (set aside a few leaves for garnish), blanched and chopped


Step 1: Slice bread. Toast slices and rub each side with the cut end of the scallion for flavour.

Step 2: Shave off Parmesan and place on toast.

Step 3: In a food processor, purée avocado with stock, salt and pepper, lemon juice, chili paste, Worcestershire and Tabasco. Fold in arugula.

Step 4: Toast the bread and cheese. Spoon purée on top and garnish with a leaf of arugula.

Makes 6 to 8 appetizer servings

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