Olive, Chile and White Bean Crostini

These easy, delicious and spicy crostini comes together in just 25 minutes.

  • Total Time:
  • Servings: 4
KEY: Grilling/Barbecuing, Appetizers/starters, Italian, Fast, Vegetarian, Healthy, Breads, Rolls & Muffins, Beans, Grains & Legumes

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  • Four 1/2-inch-thick slices from a sourdough boule
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing or drizzling
  • 3/4 cup pitted oil-cured black olives, coarsely chopped
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons Champagne vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped seeded oil-packed Calabrian chiles or other hot chiles
  • Salt
  • One 15-ounce can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • Torn mint, for garnish

How to make this recipe

  1. Light a grill or preheat a grill pan. Brush or drizzle the bread with olive oil and grill over moderate heat, turning once, until lightly charred, 
1 to 2 minutes total. Transfer to a work surface to cool slightly, then cut each slice into thirds.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix the olives with the vinegar, chiles and the 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons of olive oil; season lightly with salt and gently mix in the beans. Spoon the bean-and-olive topping on the crostini, garnish with mint and serve.

Suggested Pairing

Serve this easy appetizer with a fruit-forward sparkling rose.

Contributed By Photo © Nicole Franzen Published August 2015

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