Tuscan White Bean Bruschetta

Here’s an easy, hearty appetizer that’s so yummy no one will notice it’s totally cheap! Creamy, garlicy white beans with balsamic onions on crisp garlic baguette. What’s not to love? I have got to make this again!

 

I always think of appetizers as a way of keeping guests from starving to death while they wait for dinner to cook. Here’s a lovely hearty appetizer that’s so yummy no one will notice it’s totally cheap! If you like to serve more than one appetizer I’d suggest just putting out some baby carrots and open a bag of chips and call it good.

Serves 4 to 6

 

Here’s an easy, hearty appetizer that’s so yummy no one will notice it’s totally cheap! Creamy, garlicy white beans with balsamic onions on crisp garlic baguette. What’s not to love? I have got to make this again!

 

What You’ll Need:

 

  • Sliced baguette – whatever is on the day old rack
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 large clove garlic – crushed or grated
  • ½ of a red onion- thinly sliced into half rounds
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar – you could substitute cider vinegar
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) white beans such as Great Northern or Cannellini beans
  • ½ tsp Italian seasoning

 

Here’s How:

 

Slice the baguette into ½ inch slices and set aside.
Heat the olive oil in a medium sauce pan and add the garlic. Simmer on LOW until the oil is infused. When it smells divine it’s ready.

 

Here’s an easy, hearty appetizer that’s so yummy no one will notice it’s totally cheap! Creamy, garlicy white beans with balsamic onions on crisp garlic baguette. What’s not to love? I have got to make this again!

 

Preheat oven to 400°

 

Brush both sides of the baguette slices with oil and place on a baking sheet. Bake at 400 for 6-8 minutes or until lightly toasted. You should have some oil left, that’s on purpose.

 

Here’s an easy, hearty appetizer that’s so yummy no one will notice it’s totally cheap! Creamy, garlicy white beans with balsamic onions on crisp garlic baguette. What’s not to love? I have got to make this again!

 

Place thinly sliced onion in a small bowl and add the vinegar. Place plastic wrap tightly over the bowl and shake the bowl to coat the onions in vinegar. Set aside. Don’t burn the toasts.

 

Here’s an easy, hearty appetizer that’s so yummy no one will notice it’s totally cheap! Creamy, garlicy white beans with balsamic onions on crisp garlic baguette. What’s not to love? I have got to make this again!

 

Drain and rinse the beans and put them in the remaining oil. Don’t burn the toasts. Add the Italian seasoning and the onions and any liquid in the bowl. Stir gently to blend. Simmer on LOW until heated through.

 

Here’s an easy, hearty appetizer that’s so yummy no one will notice it’s totally cheap! Creamy, garlicy white beans with balsamic onions on crisp garlic baguette. What’s not to love? I have got to make this again!

 

Remove the slightly burned toasts from the oven, or is that just me? If you’re making this ahead stop here and refrigerate bean mixture and place the toasts in an airtight container until ready to serve.

 

Here’s an easy, hearty appetizer that’s so yummy no one will notice it’s totally cheap! Creamy, garlicy white beans with balsamic onions on crisp garlic baguette. What’s not to love? I have got to make this again!

 

Allow toast to cool. Arrange toasts on serving platter and place one spoon of the bean mixture on each toast.

 

Alternatively you could just serve the bean mixture in a bowl with the toasts on the side and let people spoon their own. Easy Peasy.

 

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