Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Garlicky White Bean Spread on Crostini

-Garlicky White Bean Spread on Crostini-

 I tried this recipe today. I got this from my  "Skinny Bitch In The Kitch" book. 
 I recommend it greatly! Awesome appetizers. 
 Makes about 40- bite sized appetizers. 

1 (15oz.) can cannellini beans, drained.
2-4 garlic cloves
3-tablespoons lemon juice
1-tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1/4-teaspoon fine sea salt
Or more to taste. 
1/8- teaspoon black pepper
2-teaspoons chopped fresh herbs. 
Ex. Italian parsley, sweet basil, 
Roasted red peppers to taste.
And 40-crostini 

In the bowl of a food processor, combine the beans, 2-garlic cloves, lemon juice, olive oil, salt & pepper. Purée, stopping to scrape sides of bowl.  
Taste and add more salt and garlic to the flavor you like best! stir in 2-teaspoons of chopped parsley or basil.
 Top each crostini with about 2-teaspoons of beam spread. Sprinkle with herbs. ( roasted red peppers to garnish optional) arrange on platter and serve. 

Crostini Recipe:

Take your French baguette, sprayed or brushed on olive oil, Cut into rounds toasted in a 350 degree oven for 8-15 mins. Till crusty and golden. :) hope you enjoy! Let me know if you try it!