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Crostini with White Bean Puree

Crostini with White Bean Puree
These white bean crostini are shown alongside our Crostini with Tapenade (see related recipe at right).

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for
      drizzling
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced, plus 1 whole clove,
      peeled
  • 2 1/2 cups cooked white beans, or drained and
      rinsed canned beans
  • 2 tsp. minced fresh rosemary
  • 1 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 baguette, cut into 1/4-inch rounds
  • 2 Tbs. minced fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, shaved into strips
      with a vegetable peeler, for garnish

Directions:

In a small fry pan over medium heat, warm 1/2 cup of the olive oil. Add the minced garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Remove from the heat and pour into a liquid measuring cup.

In a food processor, combine the white beans, rosemary and lemon juice. Pulse until the beans are partially pureed, 5 to 10 seconds. With the motor running, pour in the garlic oil and process until a smooth puree forms, 5 to 10 seconds more. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.

Preheat an electric panini press to medium-high heat according to the manufacturer's instructions.

Arrange the baguette slices on a baking sheet and brush them lightly on both sides with the remaining 1/4 cup olive oil. Working in batches, grill the bread on the preheated panini press according to the manufacturer's instructions until lightly golden and crisp, about 3 minutes.

Transfer the crostini to a platter and lightly rub the top of each slice with the whole garlic clove. Spread about 1 1/2 Tbs. of the white bean puree on each crostini and sprinkle with the parsley. Garnish with a shaving of the cheese and drizzle with olive oil. Makes 24 crostini.
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