White Bean Crostini

Crostini are fun, bite-sized appetizers made of little slices of toasted baguette and topped with whatever your heart desires. For this crostini recipe, I used a healthy white bean topping drizzled with balsamic.
PREP TIME:10minutes 
COOK TIME:5minutes 
TOTAL TIME:15minutes 
YIELD: 17 servings
COURSE: Appetizer
CUISINE: Italian

Equipment

  • sheet pan

Ingredients

For the White Bean Spread:

  • 2 cups canned Cannelini or Northern Beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil (extra virgin)
  • 4 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme
  • 1 clove garlic
  • kosher salt (and fresh pepper)

Crostini:

  • 8 1/2 inch piece of baguette ( (4 oz total) sliced into 1/4″ thin slices)
  • 1 garlic clove
  • olive oil spray
  • extra fresh thyme for garnish
  • balsamic vinegar (for drizzling)

Instructions

  • Cut the bread into 1/4″ thin slices.
  • You can toast these in the oven with a little olive oil spray at 400F turning once until toasted or grill them with a light spray of olive oil until golden.
  • Once the bread is toasted, lightly rub it with a garlic clove cut in half. Now your bread is ready to top.
  • Pureé in a small blender or magic bullet all the ingredients for the white bean spread. If it’s too dry you can add a little more water.
  • Top each piece with 2 teaspoons of the white bean puree and garnish with fresh thyme.
  • Drizzle with a touch of balsamic right before serving.

Notes

Makes 34 pieces.

Nutrition

Serving: 2piecesCalories: 67kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 3gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0.5gSodium: 144mgFiber: 1.5gSugar: 0.5g
– W-W Points: 1

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