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Bruschetta Toasts with Mashed White Beans
with roasted broccoli

Active: 40 min Total: 40 min
If summer is wrapping up where you live, it might be the perfect time to find some great, late-summer tomatoes. Let those tomatoes shine with this simple recipe for bruschetta with a heartier twist from mashed white beans.
Smarts: Good quality tomatoes are the key here, so for the most flavor, use heirloom tomatoes.

Ingredients

Metric
Servings:
4
Bruschetta Toasts with Mashed White Beans:
  • Garlic - 2 cloves, chopped
  • Beans, cannellini or navy (14 oz / 397 g) - 2 cans, drained and rinsed
  • Baguette - 1, sliced
  • Oil, olive - 2 Tbsp
Balsamic Tomatoes:
  • Shallots - 1 clove, diced
  • Tomatoes, medium - 3
  • Basil, fresh (opt) - 4 leaves
  • Vinegar, balsamic - 1 tsp
  • Oil, olive - 1 tsp
Roasted Broccoli with Green Onions:
  • Green onions - 2, chopped, green and white parts combined
  • Broccoli - 1 lb, florets
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Lemon juice - 2 tsp

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Prep

  1. Shallots / Garlic / Green onions / Broccoli - Prep as directed. Store separately. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Make balsamic tomatoes - Chop tomatoes. Chop basil (if using). Combine with shallots, vinegar, and olive oil (portion for tomatoes).
  3. Mash beans - Drain and rinse beans. Transfer to a mixing bowl and use a fork to mash beans with garlic.
  4. Baguette - Slice into rounds.

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Make

  1. Heat oven to 400F / 204C.
  2. Toss broccoli with green onions, cooking oil, and some salt and pepper. Spread out on sheet pan and transfer to the oven. Roast broccoli, shaking the pan halfway through cooking, until tender and golden, 20 to 25 minutes.
  3. While broccoli roasts, spread bread out in a single layer on a second sheet pan. Transfer to oven and bake for 5 minutes, until starting to crisp up. Remove bread from oven and flip over to toast the other side. Brush the tops of the bread with olive oil (portion for toasts). Return bread to oven and continue baking until golden brown and crisp.
  4. Spread mashed beans over the tops of the toasted bread rounds.
  5. Squeeze lemon juice over broccoli.
  6. Give balsamic tomatoes a stir and season with some salt and pepper.
  7. Just before serving, spoon balsamic tomatoes over toasts. Serve broccoli on the side. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (41)
Gluten-free (3)
Paleo (2)
Vegetarian (7)

Most Helpful

This was soooo good. Very flavorful! I would recommend making this on a Monday, so you can use Sunday to prep the chicken. That makes less work once you get home from work! ;) There is extra prep to this that isn't recommended during the weekend prep, so be ready. It's worth it though. Absolutely delicious.

By: Marcella
Posted: Sep 14, 2020
Diet: Paleo
1 Helpful

28 reviews

Surprisingly easy and absolutely delicious!! I added some basil to the tomato mixture which I think elevated it some. Definitely make the quinoa with stock. Can't wait for the chance to make this again!

By: Katharine
Posted: Mar 30, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

My family made this while I was away at the fire hall. No leftovers for me to try, but that speaks volumes. The wife promised to make it again for me to try, can't wait!

By: justen
Posted: Oct 23, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I loved this! I didn't eat the quinoa, but I thought the chicken was amazing.

By: Jenna
Posted: Oct 22, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

We made this as more of a casserole to save time. Subbed barley for quinoa.

By: Samantha
Posted: Oct 14, 2020
Diet: Original
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Made the original version, just without the quinoa to make it keto and needed no other alterations for that, which was great! Really beautiful meal, could be served for company. Next time I might add the thin layer of pesto suggested in the Paleo version as well as the Provolone, and really boost the flavor. Just a thought.

By: Elizabeth
Posted: Sep 27, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

One huuuge chicken breast was able to feed my family of 3 with leftovers for lunch. My toddler ate everything on his plate. I subbed couscous for the quinoa because I ran out.

By: Maggie
Posted: Sep 23, 2020
Diet: Original
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