Make Ahead

5-Minute White Beans and Rosemary

February  3, 2015
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  • Serves 4
Author Notes

An easy bean bruschetta that can do many things: accompany an omelet, serve as a light lunch with a salad on the side, form a pretty hors d'oeuvre if put on cute little toasts with a single chive piece on top, etc. Plus, it comes together in five minutes, uses mostly things you probably have on hand, and travels well.

If not eating right away, keep the beans and bread separate, duh! :)

If using dried beans, just cook enough so that you have about 1 1/2 cups of cooked beans, and add a bit more salt at the end (since canned beans are already pretty salty). For canned beans, I like Goya's. —booglix

What You'll Need
  • 1 1/2 cups small tender white beans (cook them or use one 15.5 oz can, rinsed well)
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 2 teaspoons finely minced fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • salt and fresh pepper to taste
  • 4 slices of country bread, toasted
  1. Place beans in a medium bowl and add the next four ingredients, tossing gently. Add a grind of black pepper and salt to taste (if you're using canned beans, you may not need any extra salt, so taste before adding it). Adjust seasoning - you may like a bit more rosemary or vinegar, for example.
  2. Using a fork, mash about a quarter of the beans against the side of the bowl, and then stir to combine. This will enable them to stay put on top of bread without losing the texture and look of individual beans.
  3. Spoon onto toasts and press into place. Top with a final drizzle of olive oil, if you'd like.
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