Black Bean and Avocado Crostini

Black Bean and Avocado Crostini

Preparation time: 45 minutes

    1/2 baguette, sliced 1/4 inch thick (about 20 slices)
    1/4 cup GarIic and Parsley Butter (recipe below)
    1/2 cup small-diced Vidalia onion
    2 plum tomatoes, cut in small dice
    3/4 cup cooked or canned black beans, drained and rinsed
    1 1/2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
    1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
    1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
    1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
    2 avocados, cut in small dice
    2 tablespoons lime juice
    1 garic clove, minced
    1/4 teaspoon chiIli powder
    1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
    24 cilantro or parsley leaves, rinsed and dried

Garlic and Parsley Butter
Makes 2 cups
Preparation time: 10 minutes

    1 cup coarsely chopped flat-leaf parsley (1 bunch, leaves only)
    4 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
    1 teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste
    1 pound unsalted butter, diced into small cubes, cold

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