Swiss Chard and Cannellini Bean Bruschetta

Swiss Chard and Cannellini Bean Bruschetta is a healthier take on this classic Italian appetizer. Top each bread slice with the bean purée and a heaping tablespoon of Swiss chard. Sprinkle evenly with cheese and broil.

Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 2 bruschetta)
Recipe from Oxmoor House

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 223
  • Fat: 8g
  • Saturated fat: 1.4g
  • Protein: 5.8g
  • Carbohydrate: 32.6g
  • Fiber: 4.2g
  • Cholesterol: 1mg
  • Iron: 1.9mg
  • Sodium: 374mg
  • Calcium: 53mg

Ingredients

  • 1 garlic clove
  • 12 (1/4-inch-thick) slices diagonally cut Italian or French bread baguette
  • Olive oil-flavored cooking spray
  • 1 cup drained canned cannellini beans or other white beans, rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 6 Swiss chard leaves, trimmed and thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons finely grated fresh Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

Preparation

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. 2. Cut garlic clove in half. Coarsely chop 1 garlic half; set aside remaining half.
  3. 3. Coat bread slices with cooking spray; place on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 5 minutes on each side.
  4. 4. While bread bakes, place coarsely chopped garlic, beans, and next 5 ingredients in a food processor. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil; process until smooth.
  5. 5. Heat remaining 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add Swiss chard; sauté 30 seconds or just until wilted. Remove from heat; toss with balsamic vinegar.
  6. 6. Preheat broiler.
  7. 7. Rub 1 side of each toasted bread slice with reserved cut side of garlic. Top with 1 tablespoon bean purée and a heaping tablespoon of Swiss chard. Sprinkle evenly with cheese. Broil 1 minute or until cheese melts.
  8. Bruschetta (broo-SKEH-tah), grilled garlic bread, becomes a healthy appetizer when topped with Swiss chard and beans.
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