White Bean and Fennel Crostini

Adapted from Fresh & Fast Vegetarian by Marie Simmons

From Have Recipes Will Cook

1 clove garlic

1 teaspoon fennel seed

kosher salt

1 15 ounce can cannellini beans

¼ cup extra virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling

¼ cup minced red onion

1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

Freshly ground black pepper

1 baguette, sliced and toasted

2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, snipped


Combine garlic, fennel seed with ½ teaspoon salt in a mortar and crush into a paste with the pestle.  If you don’t have a mortar and pestle, you can finely chop the garlic and the fennel and combine with the salt and crush with the back of your knife to create a paste.


Combine the garlic mixture, white beans and olive oil into the bowl of a food processor and blend into a course puree.  Add the red onion, vinegar and ¼ teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper.  Add more salt if needed.


Spread each toast piece with the white bean mixture and top with rosemary and a drizzling of olive oil. Serve.