Salsa Bread Strips With Avocado Salsa

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

A yummy recipe that I tweeked a little to my liking. Adapted from Paul Newman's Own website. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Lay sliced French bread cut side up onto a baking sheet.
  3. In a small bowl combine oil, cumin, and garlic powder; stir.
  4. Brush the seasoned oil mixture onto the cut side of both bread halves with a pastry brush. Spread salsa evenly on top of bread halves. Sprinkle the halves with the Mexican cheese and top with crumbled Parmesan cheese or queso fresco cheese. Place into 425*F. oven.
  5. Bake 8 to 12 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bread is good and crusty.
  6. While the bread is baking, prepare the relish.
  7. In a medium size bowl, mix avocados, lime juice, cilantro, scallions, garlic, celery salt, and salt to taste. Set aside.
  8. Remove the bread from the oven. Allow to cool a few minutes.
  9. Using a serrated knife, slice bread halves across into 2 inch strips.
  10. To serve put salsa bread strips on a nice plate or platter with avocado relish in a separate bowl. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

5 5

Made without the avocado salsa (shame! avocado was not ripe... oh well) and it was STILL good! It does have a pronounced cumin flavor, so cut back on that if you are not crazy about it. Used queso fresco. Yum. Can't wait to make again with the salsa!

5 5

Terrific! Loved the olive oil/spice base for the salsa and the avocado relish was a great partner for this yummy cheese bread. This was a hit at our house - thanks for sharing!