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White Bean Bruschetta – USDA

Makes: 4 servings

Try this tasty bruschetta with crispy bread topped with white beans, tomatoes and spices. Served as an accompaniment or as an aperitif, it is sure to please everyone!

Ingredients

  • 1 whole wheat French baguette, cut into 12 thin slices on the bias
  • 1/4 cup olive oil, divided
  • 1 cup white onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon of dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon of dried oregano
  • 1 cup canned white beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tomatoes, seeded and cubed
  • 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar

directions

  1. Cut the baguette diagonally into thin slices (about 12 slices for a baguette).
  2. In a large sauté pan, heat 2 T of olive oil over medium heat.
  3. Place the slices of bread in the pan and cook over medium-high heat until sizzling and golden. Before turning the bread over, add an extra tablespoon of olive oil to the pan and cook the second side until golden brown.
  4. For the garnish, cook the onions and the remaining tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat until the onions are tender, about 7 minutes.
  5. Add the garlic, basil and oregano and cook for a further minute or two, until fragrant.
  6. Add the beans and continue cooking for another five minutes on low heat. Add the tomatoes and turn off the heat, allowing the tomatoes to heat up without cooking.
  7. Pour the balsamic vinegar into the pan and stir gently.
  8. Pour heaping spoonfuls of the tomato-bean mixture over the toast and enjoy.

Source: The “Grain Chain”, a MyPlate group National strategic partners committed to promoting and supporting grains, offers a series of whole grain recipes. Members include the American Bakers Association, Wheat Food Council, Grains Food Foundation, National Pasta Association, USA Rice Federation, General Mills, and Kellogg’s.

Nutritional information

Nutrients

Quantity

Total calories

342

Total fat

15 grams

Saturated fat

2 grams

Cholesterol

0 mg

Sodium

332 mg

Carbohydrates

43 grams

Alimentary fiber

7 grams

Total sugars

6 grams

Added sugars included

1 g

Protein

10 grams

Vitamin D

0 mcg

Calcium

95 mg

Iron

4 mg

Potassium

574 mg

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