White Bean Bruschetta

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White Bean Bruschetta
Serving: Makes 24 Pieces
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
White Bean Bruschetta
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1 baguette, cut on a slight diagonal into ½-inch slices

¾ CUP PLUS 3 TBS. FILIPPO BERIO EXTRA-VIRGIN OLIVE OIL

7 CLOVES GARLIC, RINSED UNDER COLD RUNNING WATER, 6 CLOVES VERY THINLY SLICED, 1 CUT IN HALF KOSHER SALT

1 (15.5-ounce) can small white beans

½ TSP. GRANULATED GARLIC

¼ tsp. red pepper flakes

3 mini sweet peppers, a mix of red and orange, or 1 red bell pepper, rinsed under cold running water, seeded and finely chopped

½ JALAPEÑO, RINSED UNDER COLD RUNNING WATER, SEEDED AND FINELY CHOPPED

DIRECTIONS

The creamy richness of the beans turns this light and healthy dish into a richly satisfying treat. Serve as an appetizer or hors d’oeuvre, or portion two to a person with a green salad for lunch. Position a rack 4 to 6 inches from the broiler and heat the broiler to medium. Wash hands with soap and water. Place the baguette slices on a rimmed baking sheet and, using 3 Tbs. of the oil, lightly coat both sides of each slice using a pastry brush. Rub the bread with the garlic halves, transfer to the oven, and toast until light golden brown on both sides, 11/2 to 2 minutes. Season lightly with salt and set aside. Put 1/2 cup of the oil in a 1-quart saucepan and heat on low until the oil begins to shimmer. Add the sliced garlic and fry in batches, if necessary, until light golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from the oil with a slotted spoon and transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate. Set aside. Combine the beans and their liquid, the remaining 1/4 cup oil, 1/2 tsp. salt, the granulated garlic, and red pepper flakes in another 2-quart saucepan and heat on low heat until warmed through. Put the peppers in a small bowl and toss to combine. Top the baguette slices with 1 Tbs. of the bean mixture, pressing lightly into the bread. Garnish with the chopped peppers and a slice of the fried garlic, and serve.

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