Contadina® Mediterranean White Bean Bruschetta

Slices of baguette are topped with pizza sauce and a chunky bean spread then topped with lemon zest and parsley for quick and tasty party appetizers.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
8 servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • ¼ teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary

  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic

  • 1 (15 ounce) can white beans, rinsed and drained

  • ¼ cup diced roasted red bell peppers

  • ¼ cup chopped pitted black olives

  • 1 tablespoon chopped Italian parsley

  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest

  • 1 baguette, cut into 16 (1/2-inch) slices, lightly toasted

  • cup Contadina® Pizza Sauce or Pizza Squeeze, or more as needed


  1. Heat olive oil in a large non-stick skillet. Add rosemary and garlic. Cook 1 minute; add beans. Cook 5 minutes. Lightly mash beans with a fork.

  2. Place bean mixture in a medium bowl and stir in peppers and olives; set aside.

  3. Stir together parsley and lemon zest in a small bowl; set aside.

  4. Spread each bread slice with 1 to 2 tsp. Pizza Sauce and top with 1 Tbsp. bean mixture.

  5. Sprinkle with parsley-lemon mixture.


VARIATION: To make White Bean & Artichoke Bruschetta, prepare recipe as directed above, except: Omit roasted red bell peppers and black olives and add 1/2 cup chopped marinated artichoke hearts and 1 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese to bean mixture, in Step 2.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

195 Calories
3g Fat
34g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 195
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Sodium 551mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 6mg 28%
Calcium 42mg 3%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 59mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.