My friend, Kiel, just recently moved to Jacksonville, Florida, and she sent me some recipes from her “Girls Night Out” dinner. She and 10 of her friends get together every Tuesday night and alternate at their different houses trying new, fun and creative recipes. One night, they made Panini sandwiches and homemade tomato soup. Recently, they had an abundance of healthy, fresh salads. She sent me some of the recipes from her latest dinner. This Tomato-Avocado Appetizer with Boursin is such a breeze and tastes delish! It is so perfect for a crowd, especially during the summertime (such as this weekend for July 4th) celebrations. Thanks Kiel and your wonderful friends for sharing your recipes with me.



Tomato-Avocado and Boursin Appetizer


1/3 cup olive oil

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1 clove garlic, minced

1 tablespoon honey

21/2 cups tomatoes, thinly sliced (about 4 medium)

1/2 (5.2-ounce) container Boursin cheese with garlic and herbs

2 cups avocados, pitted and thinly sliced (about 3 small)

Freshly chopped basil leaves (optional)


1. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, balsamic vinegar, Dijon, garlic and honey; set aside.

2. Place half of tomatoes slices on a large serving platter. Spread each slice with 2 teaspoons cheese. Top with 1 avocado slice and another tomato slice. Top with basil leaves. Continue assembling with remaining ingredients. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar mixture and top with additional chopped basil

Tip: feel free to substitute fresh Mozzarella for Boursin cheese