White Bean Crostini

Crostinis are fun little bite sized appetizers which are little slices of toasted baguettes topped with whatever your heart desires. I like this healthy White Bean Topping drizzled with a little balsamic. You can make these ahead of time, the bread will store for a few days in an air-tight container. The white bean spread can be refrigerated a few days. This recipe can easily be doubled.

White Bean Crostini
Gina’s Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 17 • Serving Size: 2 • Calories: 33 • Points +: 1 pt • Smart Points: 2

For the White Bean Spread:

  • 2 cups Cannelini or Northern Beans
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme
  • 1 clove garlic
  • salt and fresh pepper

Crostini:

  • 8-1/2″ piece of baguette (4 oz), sliced into 1/4″ pieces
  • garlic clove
  • olive oil spray
  • extra thyme for garnish
  • balsamic vinegar

Cut the bread into 1/4″ thin slices. You can toast these in the oven with a little olive oil spray at 400° turning once until toasted or grill them. I used my George Forman grill to toast them with a light spray of olive oil. 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 tsp of white bean puree and garnish with fresh thyme. Drizzle with a touch of balsamic right before serving.

Makes 34 pieces.