Madeline’s White Bean Bruschetta

posted: 02/21/12
by: Buddy Valastro
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Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes


  • Loaf crusty Italian bread, sliced into 1/2 inch slices
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus more for spreading
  • Salt & pepper
  • 2 vine-ripe tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 small red onion, minced
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1 15-ounce can white beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • grated parmesan for garnish


  1. Rub sliced bread on front and back with garlic, then spread with a light layer of olive oil, salt and pepper on each side. Place bread on grill at medium heat and toast each side.
  2. In a bowl, combine tomatoes, onion, celery, beans, balsamic vinegar, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, and a good pinch of salt and pepper. Stir to combine. Taste and correct seasoning.
  3. Plate and serve topped with the bean salad and sprinkled with parmesan cheese.

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