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White Bean Spread with Bruschetta

Appetizers



Our white bean and bruschetta recipe is perfect for a simple yet elegant appetizer at your next dinner party.

Ingredients for White Bean Spread

  • Two 1-pound cans navy or other white beans
  • 1 tbsp. chopped garlic
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander seeds
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

Ingredients for Bruschetta

  • 4 small vine ripe tomatoes
  • 2 tsp garlic
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. chopped basil
  • 16 thin slices of baguette

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. For bean spread, rinse and drain beans, reserving 1/4 cup liquid from the can. Add beans, garlic, olive oil, cumin, coriander, sea salt, and pepper to a food processor. Blend until smooth, adding bean liquid as needed for desired texture. Transfer to serving bowl.
  3. For bruschetta, dice tomatoes into small pieces and place in a bowl. Add garlic, sea salt, olive oil, and basil to the tomatoes and mix well.
  4. Place baguette slices on a cookie sheet and toast in the oven, about 6-8 minutes.
  5. Serve bean spread on top of toasted baguette slices. Top with bruschetta and serve.