Sicilian Tuna and White Bean Bruschetta


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"This recipe is all about bone health as it is high in vitamin D and calcium."

Serves 6 | Prep Time 15 | Cook Time 0

Why I Love This Recipe

There has been much research done on how healthy a mediterranean diet is, and now with this decadent snack you too can benefit from the awesome health benefits like decreased risk to heart disease, as well as building and maintaining bone health.


Ingredients You'll Need

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 1/2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
1 small garlic clove, minced
1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 (15-ounce) can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
1 (7-ounce or larger) can Italian tuna packed in oil (such as Genova), drained
2 tablespoons sliced mint
6 slices rustic Italian bread


Directions

In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup olive oil, red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, and minced garlic; stir well with a whisk.


Add 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion; toss and let stand 5 minutes.


. Season with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste.


. In a large bowl, combine vinaigrette and cannellini beans.


Purée 1/3 of the mixture in a mini-food processor until smooth.


. Fold mixture back into beans; add tuna and 1/4 cup olive oil. Stir in 2 tablespoons sliced mint. Mix until tuna is no longer chunky.


Toast Italian bread in a toaster or oven until golden and crispy; cut in half. Arrange bread on a platter. Spoon about 2 tablespoons tuna-and-bean mixture onto each slice.


Garnish with 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion and 1 tablespoon sliced mint.


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