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.

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White Bean Crostini

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

  1. Cut the bread into 1/4″ thin slices.
  2. 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.
  3. Once the bread is toasted, lightly rub it with a garlic clove cut in half. Now your bread is ready to top.
  4. 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.
  5. Top each piece with 2 tsp of white bean puree and garnish with fresh thyme.
  6. Drizzle with a touch of balsamic right before serving.

Makes 34 pieces.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 17 servings, Serving Size: 2

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Freestyle Points: 1
  • Points +: 1
  • Calories: 33 calories
  • Total Fat: g
  • Saturated Fat: g
  • Cholesterol: mg
  • Sodium: mg
  • Carbohydrates: g
  • Fiber: g
  • Sugar: g
  • Protein: g
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