Roasted Red Pepper-Feta Crostini

Southern Living
Makes about 12 appetizer servings


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1 garlic bulb
5 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 (15.8-ounce) can great Northern beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 (16-ounce) jar roasted red bell peppers, drained
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 (4-ounce) package crumbled feta cheese, divided
1 French baguette


Cut off pointed end of garlic bulb; place garlic on a piece of aluminum foil, and drizzle with 1 tablespoon oil. Fold foil to seal.

Bake at 425° for 30 minutes; cool. Squeeze pulp from garlic.

Process garlic pulp, 2 tablespoons oil, beans, and next 4 ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Add half of cheese, and pulse 5 to 6 times or until combined.

Cut bread, at a diagonal, into 24 (1/4-inch) slices. Arrange on a baking sheet; brush evenly with remaining 2 tablespoons oil.

Spread 2 tablespoons bean mixture on 1 side of each bread slice, and sprinkle with remaining feta cheese.

Bake at 350° for 5 to 7 minutes.

Created date

March 2004