Crostini are slices of toasted bread garnished with toppings such as beans, vegetables, cheese, and herbs. This white bean crostini is a blend of cannellini beans, garlic, olive oil, and spices.

Cannellini beans, also known as white kidney beans, have a delicate flavor and are packed with nutrition. They are a great source of antioxidants, dietary fiber, iron, Vitamin K, the B vitamins, and minerals such as phosphorus, copper, calcium, potassium, and manganese.

This simple dish takes about 5 minutes to pull together. Serve this at a party and your friends will surely be impressed.

The white bean puree can also be used as a dip or a tasty alternative to hummus.

white bean crostini

White Bean Crostini

Cannellini beans have a delicate flavor but are rich in nutrition. They make a tasty dish that will impress your friends.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
Keyword: cannellini beans, crostini, white beans

Ingredients

  • 19 oz cannellini beans canned
  • 2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp oregano dried
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (or to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  • Rinse and drain the cannellini beans.
  • Put all ingredients into a food processor or blender and mix until smooth.
  • Serve on slices of baguette or toasted bread. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil.

Notes

Garnish the plate with slices of tomato, radishes, or any colorful herb or vegetable that you like.

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