Photo: Yunhee Kim
Makes 20 servings (serving size: 1 slice bread with about 2 1/2 teaspoons bean mixture)

Prep: 7 minutes; Cook: 14 minutes.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°. Place baguette slices on baking sheet, and brush with 1 tablespoon of oil. Bake 10 minutes or until toasted.

Step 2

While the bread is toasting, warm remaining 1 tablespoon of oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add shallot and garlic; cook, stirring, 2 minutes. Add beans, and cook 2 minutes to warm through. Add salt and pepper. Mash about half the beans with a large fork.

Step 3

Add chopped roasted red bell pepper to bean mixture. Allow to warm through, and remove from heat. Top crostini evenly with bean mixture; garnish with chopped parsley, if desired. Serve immediately.

Ratings & Reviews

shirleyTerral's Review

May 29, 2014
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AnthonyDadd's Review

April 17, 2010
Very good basic recipe. I've used it as a general cold dip/spread, too. The only thing I have changed is cutting the garlic down to one smallish clove. Even though I'm a garlic fiend I think this dish is better a little more subtle to allow the roasted red pepper and white bean flavor to come through. As for variations I have substituted the parsley with a teaspoon or so of chopped fresh thyme or a dusting of smoked paprika to good effect.