White Bean Crostini

White Bean Crostini

Few years ago wouldn't have thought that you can make an appetizer from beans. I always considered beans suitable only for main dish recipes.  Visiting my brother's family one summer had the chance to serve this bean dip which I found really easy and so delicious. Really wanted to share it with you as it is wonderful. 

White bean crostini recipe is very easy and quick, turns into a healthy delicious appetizer, great for holiday tables. The best part is that you can make the white bean dip few days in advance and save some time. Give it a try, I am sure you'll love it.

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  • 1 baguette
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • White Beans dip
  • 2 cups of white beans, boiled
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 tbsp of parsley, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 F (180 C).
  2. Cut baguette into slices. Brush olive oil onto the top of each slice and place onto a large baking sheet. Sprinkle each slice with some sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. 
  3. Place into the oven for about 15 minutes or until they are  light golden brown. Remove and let cool.
  4. Blend beans in food processor but leave chunky. Add salt, pepper, oil, lemon juice, parsley and garlic and stir until well combined. You can boil the beans one day before like I did, let them cool and refrigerate. I prefer to boil the beans instead of using cans.
  5. Top each piece of crostini with bean puree. Garnish with freshly ground pepper. Enjoy!
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Nutrition facts All Crostinis - Calories:2712, Fat:63.1 g, Saturated Fat:9.8 g, Carbohydrates:418.4 g, Sugar:17.1 g, Fiber:69.4 g, Protein:130.6, Cholesterol:0 mg, Calories from Fat 568, Sodium 2026 mg, Vitamin A 26%, Calcium 114%, Vitamin C 61%, Iron 302%, Nutrition Grade A, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
On December 15, 2011 at 08:54 am, Rachel said...
That sounds so luscious.
On December 15, 2011 at 10:53 am, Kiri W said...
Oooh, looks amazing! I love crostinis, and I think a white bean spread would be delicious on them. Wonderful recipe!
On December 16, 2011 at 07:39 pm, annabelle for KimberlyBelle.com said...
I've been making these for years as a sly party snack (fills people up without much work!) I'll have to shake things up and try your recipe for my upcoming shindig.
On May 26, 2012 at 09:57 am, Trader Joes Recipes said...
This sounds so delicious! I heart crostinis. I’ll for sure have to try it.

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