Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Crostinis are fun little bite sized appetizers which are little
slices of toasted baguettes topped with whatever your heart desires. I
like this healthy White Bean Topping drizzled with a little balsamic.
You can make these ahead of time, the bread will store for a few days in
an air-tight container. The white bean spread can be refrigerated a few
days. This recipe can easily be doubled.

White Bean Crostini
Gina's Weight
Watcher Recipes

17 Serving Size: 2 Calories: 33 Points: .5
ww pts

For the White Bean

  • 2 cups Cannelini or Northern Beans
  • 2
    tbsp olive oil
  • 4 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme
  • 1
    clove garlic
  • salt and fresh pepper
  • 8-1/2" piece of
    baguette (4 oz), sliced into 1/4" pieces
  • garlic clove
  • olive
    oil spray
  • extra thyme for garnish
  • balsamic vinegar

Cut the bread into 1/4" thin slices.
You can toast these in the oven with a little olive oil spray at 400°
turning once until toasted or grill them. I used my George Forman grill
to toast them with a light spray of olive oil. Once the bread is
toasted, lightly rub it with a
garlic clove cut in half. Now your bread is ready to top.

Pureé in a small blender or magic
bullet all the ingredients for the white bean spread. If it's too dry
you can add a little more water.

Top each piece with 2 tsp of white
bean puree and garnish with
fresh thyme. Drizzle with a
touch of balsamic right before serving.

Source:  Gina's Recipes

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