Avocado Crostini

With a bright red topping, these nibbles make a creamy, crunchy starter for a special Valentine's Day dinner. Think of it as guacamole and chips done Panera Bread style.

Recipe from Panera Bread®
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  • 1 Panera Bread French Baguette, cut into 1/4-inch thick rounds
  • 1 avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 scallion, finely chopped
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced
  • 2 ounces fresh goat cheese
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 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, goat cheese, oil, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.
Spread 1 to 2 teaspoons avocado mixture on each crostini and top with tomatoes.
Make these up to 1 hour ahead of time and keep covered at room temperature.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 217, Fat, total (g) 8, chol. (mg) 3, carb. (g) 30, fiber (g) 2, pro. (g) 7, sodium (mg) 442, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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