White Bean Crostini

A couple of years ago, the idea of using beans as the main ingredient in an appetizer didn’t cross my mind. I always associated beans with main dishes like stews, soups, or salads. However, during a summer visit to my brother’s family in the United States, I had the opportunity to try these delightful White Bean Crostini. Surprisingly easy and genuinely delicious, it changed my perspective on beans as a versatile ingredient.

The recipe for these white bean crostini is not only quick and straightforward but also results in a healthy and delicious appetizer, perfect for holiday tables. What’s even better is that you can prepare the white bean dip a few days in advance, saving you some valuable time.

How to make White Bean Crostini

Start by preheating your oven to 350°F (180°C).

Cut the baguette into slices. Brush olive oil onto the top of each slice and place them onto a large baking sheet. Sprinkle some sea salt and freshly ground black pepper onto each slice.

Place the baking sheet into the oven for about 15 minutes or until the slices are light golden brown. Once done, remove them from the oven and let them cool.

In a food processor, blend the beans to a chunky consistency. Add salt, pepper, oil, lemon juice, parsley, and garlic. Stir the mixture until well combined. If you prefer, you can boil the beans a day before, let them cool, and refrigerate. Boiling the beans is my preferred method over using canned beans.

Top each piece of crostini with the bean puree and garnish with freshly ground pepper. Now, you’re ready to enjoy these flavorful bites! Go ahead and give it a shot, my friends. I’m confident you’ll enjoy it as much as I did! If you do, make sure to share the photos with me on Instagram. Would love to see how it turned out for you.

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White Bean Crostini - Easy Bean Dip

White Bean Crostini

5 from 1 vote
Easy and quick recipe for white bean crostini, healthy delicious appetizer great for holiday tables. Best thing: you can make the white bean dip in advance.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 1 baguette
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

White Beans dip

  • 2 cups of white boiled beans (or 1 can of white beans)
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 tbsp of fresh parsley , chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • Preheat your oven to 350 F (180 C).
  • 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. 
  • Place into the oven for about 15 minutes or until they are  light golden brown. Remove and let cool.
  • 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.
  • Top each piece of crostini with bean puree. Garnish with freshly ground pepper. Enjoy!


Calories: 2712kcalCarbohydrates: 418.4gProtein: 130.6gFat: 63.1gSaturated Fat: 9.8gSugar: 17.1g
Calories: 2712kcal
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: appetizer, bean, crostini, garlic

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  1. Rachel Author says:

    That sounds so luscious.

  2. Kiri W Author says:

    Oooh, looks amazing! I love crostinis, and I think a white bean spread would be delicious on them. Wonderful recipe!

  3. annabelle for KimberlyBelle.com Author says:

    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.

  4. Trader Joes Recipes Author says:

    This sounds so delicious! I heart crostinis. I’ll for sure have to try it.

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