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The Food Matters Project: Bruschetta, Rethought 

Bruschetta used to be my appetizer. Once my husband and I started going out to eat more often, sharing an appetizer became standard practice and usually if bruschetta was on the menu, it's what we ordered. Like many restaurant meals, I eventually discovered how to replicate dishes at home and since then have always loved making bruschetta when tomatoes are in season.

For this week's recipe, I took my cue from Bon Appetit magazine, whose May issue happened to feature a white bean ragout spooned over toast that I couldn't resist. I had planned to make a simple bruschetta with tomatoes, basil and garlic, but the addition of white beans really makes this a meal, too.

For the original recipe, visit Laura's blog.

Reader Comments (6)

I have never had white beans before... when we had that white bean soup recipe for FMP a couple weeks ago, I didn't use white beans... I really should get on this!

May 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMargarita

This looks lovely! I also considered a white bean version - great flavors!

May 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEveryday Maven

I'm a white bean freak so I know this will taste great!

That is too funny that we both chose the same recipe inspiration this week!
The ragout was absolutely perfect for the toasted bread, just hearty enough to be a meal. It reminded me a lot of all the lovely bean dishes you made this past winter.

This looks delicious! I'm jealous that you have good tomatoes already- we're still waiting here, which is why I opted for something else. Counting down the days till I see a gorgeous tomato for my bread!

May 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEvi

I love the simple but utterly flavorful combination of tomatoes, basil, and white beans. What a lovely bruschetta!

May 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJoanne

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