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bruschetta with white bean spread topped with balsamic glaze and parmesan

Bruschetta with White Bean Spread


This Bruschetta with White Bean Spread is the perfect appetizer or lunch recipe. It has all the familiar flavours of bruschetta but with some added protein from the white beans to keep things balanced.




1 container of cherry tomatoes, quartered

1/4 cup basil, chopped

¼ cup finely chopped red onion 

1 baguette 

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 

¼ tsp salt 

1 clove garlic, minced

Parmesan cheese or balsamic glaze for serving

White bean spread: 

2 cups navy beans 

3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 

1/4 tsp salt 

2 cloves garlic

2 tbsp lemon juice 

1/2 tsp rosemary 


  1. Dice the tomatoes and place them in a medium bowl. Add salt to the tomatoes and mix. Let sit for 10 mins.
  2. After 10 minutes (or longer if you have the time), strain the excess water. Add the remaining bruschetta ingredients to the bowl mix until evenly combined.
  3. While you’re waiting for the tomatoes to strain, add the white bean spread ingredients to a food processor. Blend until smooth. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. If you’re using a baguette or fresh loaf of bread, slice and brush one side with olive oil. Broil in your oven until lightly toasted.
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Non-cook
  • Cuisine: Italian

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