Recipe 22.2: Crostini with White Bean Puree and Diced Tomatoes
We ate this meal on an evening when we were looking for something a bit lighter than usual and it truly was the perfect meal. This would also be great as an appetizer for a party, or as a side for meat if you wanted a larger meal. It’s chock full of healthy fats, nutrients, and fiber; you’ll feel so Mediterranean!
1 can Great Northern Beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 bunch parsley, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp. dried basil
1 can diced tomatoes, drained
Preheat broiler to low. Lay out baguette slices on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil.
While bread toasts, heat 2 tbs. olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and heat until fragrant, 2-3 minutes. Add beans, salt, and pepper and stir to combine. Stir in chopped parsley and dried basil. Use a potato masher (or a fork) to mash beans, then remove from heat.