Panera Bread (called St. Louis Bread Company in the St. Louis metropolitan area) is a chain of bakery–café quick casual restaurants in the United States and Canada that sells breads, sandwiches, soups, salads, and other bakery items. This site will provide copycat recipes and recipes using products sold at the Panera Bread restaurants. Panera Bread Co. has 1,736 bakery cafes in 45 states and Canada under the Panera Bread, Saint Louis Bread Co. and Paradise Bakery & Cafe brands.




Avocado Crostini

Avocado Crostini
Panera Bread Recipe

Serves 8

1 Panera Bread French Baguette, cut into ¼-inch thick rounds
1 avocado, peeled and pitted
2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
½ jalapeño 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.  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, goat cheese, oil, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Spread 1 to 2 teaspoons avocado mixture on each crostini and top with tomatoes.

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