White Bean Bruschetta

This simple White Bean Bruschetta is a quick make-ahead appetizer to help simplify holiday entertaining and potlucks.

December is upon us once again.

With the busy days and holiday excitement ahead, the coming weeks will be filled with so very many things to do.

 

This simple White Bean Bruschetta is a quick make-ahead appetizer to help simplify holiday entertaining and potlucks.

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This tasty bruschetta comes together in about 15 fast minutes.

It has a lot of flavor, but not a lot of ingredients. Sometimes less really is more and this simple appetizer is a guaranteed crowd pleaser!

You can make this White Bean Bruschetta up to two days ahead and store it in the refrigerator, just bring it to room temperature before you serve it.

You can simplify it even further by skipping the toasted baguette slices and serve it as a dip with crackers or bread instead.

It’s versatile and you can adapt it to your specific menu and plans.

This simple White Bean Bruschetta is a quick make-ahead appetizer to help simplify holiday entertaining and potlucks.

Save this recipe for White Bean Bruschetta to Pinterest!

I am not planning to do any entertaining this year, though I was very tempted by Aimee’s Holiday Cookie Swap over on Simple Bites (I’m definitely hosting my own version next year!).

However, I will still be putting this quick appetizer recipe to use as I attend various potlucks and parties this month.

I am even planning to use it as a starter at my big holiday meal for the family.

This is one of my favorite finger foods!

MORE HOLIDAY ENTERTAINING RECIPES

It is that time of year again – you might be hosting a holiday party or you might be attending one. Either way there is a good chance that you’ll need a recipe, or a few, to prepare.

Holiday Drink Recipes 

If you’re looking for some festive drink recipes to serve alongside this Cucumber Feta Roll appetizer, check out some of these favorites. Or, browse the drink recipe archives.

Christmas Wassail is a classic this time of year. Apple cider, orange juice, and cranberry juice are spiced with  plenty of cinnamon and cloves for a holiday treat.

Spiced Pomegranate Apple Cider is a twist on the classic mulled apple cider with the addition of fresh pomegranate juice.

In this recipe for Spiced Pomegranate Apple Cider Mulled Wine fresh pressed apple cider, tart pomegranate juice, and Tempranillo pair with mulling spices and fresh fruit to create a fall-inspired cocktail, perfect for sipping during this autumn and winter season.

Cranberry Rosemary Shrub Cocktail is the perfect holiday cocktail! A homemade cranberry shrub with hints of black pepper, rosemary, and cinnamon is combined with bourbon and seltzer for a festive and colorful drink.

Favorite Holiday Appetizers

These small bites and dips are perfect for any Holiday appetizer spread and will go perfectly served alongside this recipe for White Bean Bruschetta.

In this recipe for Greek Puff Pastry Appetizers with Kalamata Olives, puff pastry shells are baked and filled with a mixture of kalamata olives, red bell pepper, fresh oregano, feta, and spinach with a warm lemony olive oil vinaigrette for a scrumptious puff pastry appetizer perfect for any holiday party. 

Spiced Pear and Pomegranate Crostini are the perfect solution for simple entertaining.

They look far more special than a plate of fruit and cheese, but they’re really a cinch to prepare and they don’t require any special serving utensils.

Roasted Cranberry Salsa Recipe is a tasty and colorful holiday recipe for gifting and serving at parties.

In this recipe roasted fresh cranberries pair perfectly with the traditional elements of salsa – jalapeño, cilantro, onion, and lime.

Asparagus Prosciutto Puff Pastry Pizzas might sound fancy but they are super simple to prepare and packed with the flavors of fresh asparagus, prosciutto, sun dried tomatoes, ricotta, and parmesan.

Shrimp Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms have a wonderful depth of flavor from all of the delicious ingredients: portobello mushrooms, shrimp, fresh basil and rosemary, extra virgin olive oil, parmesan cheese.

This Endive, Pear, and Walnut Appetizer is perfect for this time of year with the delicious seasonal flavors of pear and cranberry. 

And you can assemble them literally minutes before serving them

Rosemary White Bean Artichoke Spinach Dip is a remake of the classic recipe so many know and love.

In this recipe creamy white cannellini beans and rosemary pair perfectly with artichokes, fresh spinach, and cheese.

Are you entertaining for the holidays this year? What are you serving?

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White Bean Bruschetta

White Bean Bruschetta

Yield: 24 slices
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
This simple White Bean Bruschetta is a quick make-ahead appetizer to help simplify holiday entertaining and potlucks.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh flat leaf parsley
  • juice of one lemon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 (15 oz) cans cannellini beans, divided
  • 3 tablespoons high quality extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 1 multigrain baguette, cut into 24 slices

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Drain and rinse beans.
  3. Reserve 2/3 cup beans, and place remaining beans in a food processor with the parsley, juice, salt, pepper, garlic.
  4. Process until smooth. With processor on, slowly add oil and water through food chute until creamy.
  5. Add reserved 2/3 cup beans and pulse once or twice, leaving the spread slightly chunky.
  6. Place bread on baking sheet.
  7. Bake at 350 for 2 to 5 minutes on each side, or until slightly browned.
  8. Top with white bean spread and serve.

Notes

To make ahead, prepare and chill the white bean spread up to two days in advance. Bring to room temperature before serving with the bread.

Adapted from Cooking Light.

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by Allison Ruth

Allison Ruth is mama to three hungry girls. She blogs at Some the Wiser where she takes life as it comes and tries to learn a little something as she goes. Whether she’s baking bread, sewing, or contemplating the fate of socks gone missing in the laundry, she looks for the peace and creativity life offers to everyone who is paying attention. Living life deliberately isn’t easy, she admits, but it helps when you have good things to eat. You can also find her at Allison Ruth Photography.