Panera Bread Avocado Crostini

Monday, May 2nd 2011, 11:06 am
By: News On 6


1 Panera Bread French Baguette, cut into ½ inch thick rounds

1 avocado, peeled and pitted

2 teaspoons fresh lime juice

½ jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced

1 ½ tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

½ scallion, finely chopped

1 small clove garlic, minced

2 ounces fresh goat cheese

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

¼ teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

½ cup grape tomatoes, finely chopped


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Put baguette rounds directly on oven rack and bake until toasted, but not browned, 2 to 3 minutes. Set aside.

Using a fork, mash avocado, lime, jalapeno, cilantro, scallion, garlic, goad cheese, oil, salt ,and pepper in a small bowl.

Spread 1 to 3 teaspoons avocado mixture on each crostini and top with tomatoes.

Makes 8 servings

Prep: 20 minutes

Cook: 3 minutes