Quick Cannellini Bean Crostini

Making Crostini Slices
1½ loaves French baguette
salt & pepper to taste
4-6 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

• Preheat the oven to broil.
• Cut the baguette into thin slices, about ⅓" in thickness.
• Place the bread slices on a baking sheet. Put the oil, salt and pepper in a bowl. Brush each slice on one side before placing in broiler. Place the oiled side up on baking sheet and bake in the middle rack of the oven.
• Broil for 60-90 seconds until the slices turn golden not brown. Watch it carefully it cooks quickly. You do not need to turn the slices over, just toast one side. Remove when ready and set aside.

Making Cannellini Beans Topping3 garlic cloves, finely minced
2 (15.8 oz) cans cannellini beans (rinse/strain)
3 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
4 tbsp. fresh basil, roughly chopped + extra for garnish
salt & pepper to taste
12-15 crostini slices

• After the beans have been washed and drained, place them in a bowl. Add all of the ingredients and mix well. Taste for seasoning and adjust as needed.
• You can serve this topping in a bowl next to the toasted crostini or you can add about a tablespoon on top of each crostini slice and garnish with more fresh basil leaves.

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