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Recipe & Video: Tomato And White Bean Bruschetta

Posted on November 21, 2023 by Henry Ford Health Staff

If you’re looking for a quick, nutritious and delicious appetizer to bring to holiday celebrations – this recipe is for you!

Our tomato and white bean bruschetta recipe combines the freshness of ripe tomatoes with the richness of white beans. White beans are known to be packed with antioxidants and are a great source of fiber and protein. Tomatoes help protect against chronic disease and are loaded with vitamin C to help support the immune system. Combine basil, garlic cloves, shallots, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, Italian seasoning and a touch of sugar then add bread for that extra crunch and there you have it! Sweet, simple and satisfying. So much flavor, yet so few calories.

Don’t forget to double the recipe because it’s sure to be a crowd pleaser.

Tomato And White Bean Bruschetta Recipe

Get the full recipe instructions here.

Yield: 10 servings (2 pieces each)


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1 French baguette loaf (about 10.5 ounces)
Vegetable oil cooking spray
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 cup drained and rinsed cannellini beans
1 large Roma tomato, deseeded and diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 small shallot, finely minced
2 Tablespoons sliced basil leaves
1 Tablespoon olive oil
2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon sugar


Preheat oven to 350° F. Slice baguette into 20 slices, 3/4 of an inch thick. Spread slices out on a cookie sheet and spray evenly with cooking oil spray, then sprinkle with garlic powder. Toast in the oven for 10 minutes or until golden brown.

While bread is toasting, make topping. In a medium bowl add beans and mash lightly with a fork. Then add Roma tomato, garlic, shallots, basil, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, Italian seasoning and sugar. Toss to combine. Top each piece of toasted baguette with 1 Tablespoon of bean mixture and serve.

Nutrition information per serving: 104 calories; 2 grams fat; 0 gram saturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 128 mg sodium; 19 grams carbohydrates; 2 grams fiber; 4 grams protein

Looking for more nutrition advice and want to make an appointment with a registered dietitian? Call 1-855-434-5483 or visit Nutrition Services on henryford.com.

Categories : EatWell

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