Smashed Beans on Toast Smashed Beans on Toast

Author: Canadian Living

Rustic and garlicky, this is a simple yet fantastic appetizer. Serve with extra olive oil to drizzle over top.

  • Portion size 32 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: March 2009



Diagonally slice baguette into 32 slices. Brush 2 tbsp (25 mL) of the oil onto 1 side of slices. Broil on rimmed baking sheet, 3 inches (8 cm) from heat and turning once, until crisp and golden, about 2 minutes; set aside.

In skillet, heat remaining oil over medium heat; cook garlic, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

Stir in beans, sage and salt; cook, stirring, for 3 minutes, mashing with wooden spoon just until broken (not pasty). Stir in bean liquid; cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Spoon heaping 1 tbsp (15 mL) onto each toast; top with cheese.

Nutritional facts Per piece: about

  • Sodium 105 mg
  • Protein 3 g
  • Calories 70.0
  • Total fat 3 g
  • Cholesterol 1 mg
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Total carbohydrate 8 g


  • Iron 4.0
  • Folate 13.0
  • Calcium 2.0
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