White Bean Crostini

mashed beans and oven-toasted bread
Prep Time: 
20 minutes
Number of Servings: 
Serves 5


  • 1 whole-grain baguette, cut into 10 (12-inch) slices
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 (15.5 oz) can cannellini beans
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Juice of 12 lemon
  • 18 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup arugula leaves, thinly sliced
  • 4 oz Parmesan cheese, thinly sliced


  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. Brush baguette slices with the tablespoon of olive oil. Place baguette slices on a baking sheet. Bake slices until lightly browned, approximately 10 minutes. Set slices aside.
  3. Mash half of the beans in a large bowl with garlic, lemon juice, and extra-virgin olive oil. Keep remaining half of beans whole. Stir whole beans and sliced arugula in to mashed bean mixture.
  4. Top baguette slices with bean mixture. Top each slice with Parmesan and serve.
Nutrition Info: 
2 slices: 440 Calories, 22 g Protein, 54 g Carbohydrates, 6 g Fiber, 16g Total fat (5 g sat), 680 mg Sodium, ★★★★ Phosphorus, ★★★ Vitamin B1 (thiamine), Calcium, Iron, ★★ Vitamin B2 (riboflavin), Magnesium, Vitamin B3 (niacin), E, K, Potassium, Zinc


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