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Kozmic Blues's Note:
This simple, rustic appetizer has terrific flavor and is a favorite with my family. I mentioned in the directions that I like to let the bean mixture sit for a bit, but that is not included in the prep time. This is a great starter for and Italian or Mediteranean style meal.
My Private Note
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- 1 cup cannellini beans, cooked (white)
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (or to taste)
- 2 tablespoons fresh basil leaves, shredded or chiffonade
- 1 -2 clove garlic, thinly sliced
- salt & fresh ground pepper, to taste
- 6 slices crusty Italian bread, cut into 1 inch thick slices
- more olive oil, to dress the bread
- garlic, to dress the bread
- 1Preheat grill pan or broiler.
- 2In a bowl, gently combine the beans, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, red pepper, basil and garlic.
- 3Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- 4It's nice if the mixture can sit for a half an hour or so.
- 5For the bread: I usually warm a clove or two of chopped garlic in some olive oil to infuse the flavor.
- 6This can be done on the stovetop over VERY low heat, or in the microwave heated for about 30 seconds.
- 7Add a couple shakes of salt and pepper, and brush garlic oil evenly over the bread slices.
- 8Toast bread under the broiler, or on a grill pan for a few minutes (3-5), until slightly brown and crisp, or until there are grill marks.
- 9Top the bread slices with the bean mixture and drizzle any extra balsamic/oil over the top.
- 10This bruschetta is nice served with a tossed green salad.
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Nutritional Facts for White Bean Bruschetta
Serving Size: 1 (73 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 135.6
- Calories from Fat 49
- Total Fat 5.4 g
- Saturated Fat 0.8 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 244.5 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 17.3 g
- Dietary Fiber 2.8 g
- Sugars 1.7 g
- Protein 4.0 g