Bean and Roasted Pepper Crostini

Bean and Roasted Pepper Crostini

I love crostini!!!

They are simple, delicious, and can be made with lots of different toppings or spreads. If you are a fan of roasted peppers, you will love these. The spread is essentially a mixture of beans, roasted red pepper, garlic and herbs.

I used a combination of garbanzo and canellini beans, but you can use whatever types you prefer.

Buen provecho!

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Ingredients

    For the crostini

  • 50 thin slices baguette or other crusty bread
  • Olive oil
  • For the spread

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 can (15 oz) canellini beans, rinsed
  • 1 can (15 oz) garbanzo beans, rinsed
  • 1 roasted red pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives
  • Salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste

Crostini with bean dip

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350˚ F.  To make the crostini, place baguette slices in a single layer on a baking sheet.  Lightly brush each slice of bread with olive oil.  Bake 15-20 minutes, until golden and crisp. Set aside.
  2. To make the spread: Place all the ingredients in the food processor except the olive oil. With the food processor running, add the olive oil, until the mixture is smooth and spreadable.  Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Spread each piece of bread with a thin layer of the bean mixture, transfer to a platter and serve.
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Comments

  1. says

    Since my husband enjoys bean dishes, I usually have a variety on hand. I really need to make the various bean dip recipes that you’ve shared with us, especially since the herbs that you use are now starting to grow in my garden! This dip in particular looks marvelous. 8-)

  2. says

    ….and another winner. I swear Erica – you really need to write a cookbook, the amazing recipes just keep coming. I love the sound of this one, and if I had not gone a bit loco at the Farmer’s Market this weekend I’d make up a batch now, as it is – trying to access the fridge is a bit scary.

  3. says

    Love it! This time I also have the ingredients. Looks like this will be served up this evening along with dinner.

    As always, thanks.

  4. says

    I love crostinis too and they make party pleasers. This is such a beautiful recipe with sunshine colors.. sure to steal the show.

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