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Mediterranean White Bean Bruschetta

Mediterranean White Bean Bruschetta

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf French bread
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 can (15 1/2 ounces) cannellini beans, drained, rinsed and coarsely chopped
  • 3 to 4 medium ripe tomatoes, seeded and finely chopped (2 cups)
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick® Gourmet Collection Mediterranean Spiced Sea Salt, divided
  • 30 large basil leaves

Prep Time:

15 min

Cook Time:

8 min

Serves:

15

This is an ideal party appetizer. It's light, flavorful and can be prepared a day ahead. Store toasted bread slices at room temperature in a resealable plastic bag. Keep bean mixture refrigerated.

Recipe courtesy of McCormick

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Slice bread on the diagonal into 30 (1/2-inch thick) slices. Brush with 4 tablespoons of the oil. Place bread slices on baking sheet. Bake 8 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely on wire rack.
  2. Place beans, tomatoes, remaining 2 tablespoons oil, vinegar and 1 teaspoon of the spiced sea salt in medium bowl; mix until well blended.
  3. To serve, place a basil leaf on each bread slice. Top each with about 1 tablespoon bean mixture. Sprinkle all lightly with remaining 1/2 teaspoon spiced sea salt.