White Bean Crostini Recipe
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White Bean Crostini Recipe

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A buttery bean puree showcasing the fresh flavors of garlic and thyme tops golden slices of French bread. The versatile appetizer never fails to win the approval of my guests.—Nancee Melin, Tucson, Arizona
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 24 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 can (15 ounces) white kidney or cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped ripe olives
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh thyme or 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 24 slices French bread baguette (1/2 inch thick)
  • Sliced ripe olives and additional fresh thyme, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 appetizer (calculated without garnish) equals 76 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 122 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat, 1/2 starch.

Directions

  1. In a food processor, combine the beans, 1/4 cup oil, garlic, salt and pepper. Cover and process until smooth. Add olives and thyme; process until blended.
  2. Place bread on an ungreased baking sheet. Brush with remaining oil. Broil 3-4 in. from the heat for 1-2 minutes or until golden brown. Cool slightly. Spread each slice with 1 tablespoon bean mixture. Garnish with olives and thyme if desired. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as White Bean Crostini in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2009, p40

Nutritional Facts

1 appetizer (calculated without garnish) equals 76 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 122 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat, 1/2 starch.

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Reviewed Dec. 28, 2011

"Excellent appetizer. My husband loved it and that's saying a lot!!"

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Reviewed Jul. 26, 2011

"I dislike beans, but this tasty appetizer is a winner! Very tasty and easy to make."

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