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.




Cool Avocado Soup

Cool Avocado Soup
Panera Bread Recipe

Makes 4 Bowls

2 avocados, pitted and peeled

1/2 English cucumber, peeled and chopped
4 scallions, green parts only, coarsely chopped
2 cups low-sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth
Juice of 1 lime
1/3 cup packed cilantro or parsley leaves and thin stems
1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and coarsely chopped
1 clove garlic, coarsely chopped
1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 slices Panera Bread Tomato Basil Bread, toasted and cut into wedges
Cilantro sprigs (optional)

Puree everything but the bread in a blender until very smooth, 2 to 3 minutes, stopping to scrape down sides once or twice. Cover tightly with the blender lid and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or up to 6 hours.  Puree again just before serving, adding a little cold water if necessary to thin the soup. Serve with the Panera Bread Tomato Basil toast and garnish with cilantro.

1 comment:

  1. this is kewl, thanks.