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Warm Beans, Herbed Tomatoes and Goat Cheese Bruschetta

Warm beans add depth and are satisfyingly filling – a uniquely delicious addition to your summer appetizer selection.

Hands-on Time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 1 to 2 ½ hours | Servings: 10 to 12 | Difficulty: Medium

Ingredients:
  • 1½ cups medium ripe tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh basil, coarsely chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh oregano, coarsely chopped
  • 2 scallions, sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, pressed
  • ½ tsp. coarse sea salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 can (15 oz.) red kidney beans
  • 1 can (15 oz.) great northern beans
  • 4 oz. semi-soft goat cheese or feta cheese, crumbled
  • 2 large baguettes, sliced diagonally into 20 to 24 pieces each
Directions:
  1. Combine the tomatoes, basil, oregano, scallions, garlic, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes up to 2 hours.
  2. Prepare grill for medium high heat. Grill baguette slices, watching carefully, just until lightly golden and toasted. Set aside on a cooling rack.
  3. In a medium saucepan combine undrained beans. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, cover and simmer for 2 minutes or until heated through. Drain.
  4. Toss warm beans with tomato mixture. Sprinkle cheese over bean mixture.
  5. Serve warm atop grilled baguette slices.
Nutrition Analysis:

Per serving: Calories 310, Calories from Fat 50, Total Fat 6g (9% DV), Saturated Fat 3g (15% DV), Trans Fat 0.5g, Cholesterol 10mg (3% DV), Sodium 790mg (33% DV), Carbohydrates 52g (17% DV), Dietary Fiber 7g (28% DV), Sugars 2g, Protein 14g, Vitamin A 15%, Vitamin C 15%, Calcium 15%, Iron 20%.

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