WHITE BEAN BRUSCHETTA
1 French baguette, cut in 16 (1/2-inch thick) slices
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 can (15 ounces) cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
2 tablespoons sun-dried tomato juliennes* in oil, drained
2 tablespoons chopped, fresh basil leaves or
2 teaspoons dried basil
Salt to taste
2 cloves garlic, halved
*Juliennes are matchstick strips.
Heat oven to 400°F. Brush one side of each bread slice with the olive oil. Place on a baking sheet, oil-side up. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until toasted. Meanwhile, mix beans, sun-dried tomatoes and basil in a medium bowl. Mash with a fork and mix well. Season with salt. Rub the cut sides of garlic over the tops of the toasts. Cover each toast slice with 1 tablespoon bean spread. Serve immediately.
Nutritional Information Per Serving:
Calories 60; Total Fat 2.5g; Saturated Fat 0g; Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 100mg; Carbohydrate 9g; Fiber 1g; Protein 2g; vitamin A 0%DV**, vitamin C 2%DV, Iron 4% DV **DV is Daily Value, used in labeling
Pairs Well With
An easy snack, appetizer or side dish, this flavorful spread on crusty French bread fits fiber-rich beans in your busy day. Make a little extra white bean spread for zesty sandwich spread tomorrow.