This white bean bruschetta is loaded with creamy cannellini beans, fresh basil, and juicy tomatoes. It's super refreshing, quick, and so so tasty. Load it on top of some toasted french bread and it's the perfect easy appetizer.
Michael and I had an overactive basil plant last summer, so we were really into this white bean bruschetta. I love adding cannellini beans to our bruchetta because they make it a little more substantial and they're super creamy. We enjoy it with our grapefruit iced tea or lemon and strawberry hibiscus tea.
Key Ingredients and Substitutions
- Cherry or grape tomatoes- You can use regular tomatoes if that's what you prefer, but I love the flavor of cherry tomatoes.
- Extra virgin olive oil- High-quality olive oil makes all the difference!
- Balsamic vinegar
- Fresh basil
- Salt and black pepper
- Cannellini beans- The beans add some protein to an otherwise veggie and carb-heavy snack, and they're super creamy, which adds some nice texture to the bruschetta.
- Crusty bread- We use a french baguette, but any skinny loaf of crusty bread will work!
Step 1: Preheat your oven to 425°F. Cut a french baguette into 1-inch thick slices and place them onto a baking sheet. Drizzle the slices with olive oil and bake until golden, about 8 to 10 minutes.
Step 2: Combine cherry tomatoes, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, basil, salt, black pepper, garlic, and cannelllini beans in a bowl. Stir to combine and set aside.
Step 3: Once the bread is toasted to your preference, top each slice with the tomato mixture and serve immediately!
Frequently asked questions
Yes! To make this bruschetta ahead of time, stir together all of the components except for the basil, then store it in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to two days. When you're ready to serve, add the basil, then heat the bread and top it with the bruschetta.
Yes! We also love this bruschetta on chicken or salad. You could also serve it with bagel crackers and treat it like a dip.
This white bean bruschetta is a great appetizer for light spring and summer meals. We love it during summer grilling season with grilled chicken or steak, veggies or salad, and fresh mozzarella.