Tuesday, March 20, 2012

BRUSCHETTA TOPPED WITH WHITE BEANS


Bruschetta is an Italian appetizer or antipasto. Its basically a roasted piece of bread with various toppings. The bread usually used to make a bruschetta is a baguette.The bread is sliced and roasted and then rubbed with garlic ,served with any toppings and some olive oil. I used some simple cannellini beans sauteed with some garlic,onions and tomatoes. A sprinkle of thyme and a splash of white wine gives a boost of  flavor. A quick, simple and easy appetizer to make. For toppings use anything  of your choice even a simple tomato and onion salad or just cheese. Choices are endless.

INGREDIENTS

For Bruschetta:-

Baguette - 1, sliced
Garlic cloves -  1-2
Olive oil to brush on top

For the topping:-

Cannellini beans - 1 can, fully drained
Onion - 1 medium size, finely chopped
Tomato - 1 medium size, diced
Garlic cloves - 2 cloves, finely chopped
Chilli flakes - 1/2 tsp
Dry thyme - 1/2 tsp
Olive oil - 1 1/2 tsp
Dry White Wine - a small splash
Salt and pepper
Parsley - a bunch , to garnish

METHOD

Preheat the oven to 400 deg F. Brush the bread with oil on both sides and bake it for 10-15 mins or until golden brown. While they are still hot rub it with some garlic on top. Set it aside.


In a pan heat some oil.Add chopped garlic,chilli flakes and onions.Saute until the onions are golden brown. Sprinkle some dry thyme.Stir for a minute and then add the diced tomatoes. Let it cook fo a couple of minutes.When they become soft mash them using a wooden spoon. Now add the beans, salt and pepper and a splash of wine. Cover and let it simmer for 5 mins. Mash some of the beans using the wooden spoon .This helps to bring the whole thing together. Garnish with some chopped parsley. Let it cool.


Top it just before serving.

2 comments:

Roopa said...

I love bruschettas, especially when giada does it and makes my mouth water :) this is perfect with a cup of tea too !

bwl said...

Lovely…
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