Two Peas and Their Pod

Spinach Artichoke White Bean Crostini

We went to our 25 week Dr’s appointment this week and everything is looking great! Our little pea is growing right on schedule and his heart beat is strong. We are getting more and more excited for our little guy to arrive. I hope the rest of the pregnancy goes well and fast:) After our appointment, I came home and made Spinach Artichoke White Bean Crostini. This crostini recipe would be perfect for any party, but since it was the middle of the day and I didn’t have any party plans, I had a party for two. This crostini made a great lunch for me and the baby:)

I toasted baguette slices in the oven and topped each slice with a mixture of spinach, artichokes, white beans, basil, garlic, lemon, and feta cheese. All of the flavors combined to create a fantastic crostini. I loved the creamy texture the white beans and feta cheese added. The garlic, lemon, and basil also gave the crostini a kick of freshness. The green and white color was also nice.

This Spinach Artichoke White Bean Crostini is simple to make and perfect for any summer party. It also makes a great light lunch or healthy snack. And I love that I picked the basil for this recipe out of our herb garden. I just love summer!

Spinach Artichoke White Bean Crostini

Yield: 15 crostini

Ingredients:

15 (1/4-inch thick) slices French baguette
Olive oil, for brushing baguette slices
1 (15-ounce) can cannellini or white beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup artichoke hearts (from jar), drained and chopped
1 cup chopped fresh spinach
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. On a large baking sheet, arrange the baguette slices in a single layer. Using a pastry brush, brush the baguette slices lightly with olive oil. Bake until golden, about 10-12 minutes. Remove the bread from the oven and set aside.

2. In a medium bowl, combine white beans, artichokes, spinach, basil, garlic, lemon juice, and feta cheese. Stir gently. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

3. Spoon spinach and artichoke mixture onto the toasted baguette slices. Serve immediately.

If you like this Spinach Artichoke White Bean Crostini, you might also like:

Artichoke Olive Crostini from Smitten Kitchen
White Bean Crostini from Gina’s Skinny Recipes
White Bean and Artichoke Dip from Two Peas and Their Pod

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46 Responses to “Spinach Artichoke White Bean Crostini”

  1. 1
    Karinvd — June 10, 2011 @ 3:45 am

    Oh that looks lovely. I really like the combination of the beans, the spinach and the fresh basil. Yumm. Good to hear that your little pea is growing well. How could he not, he’s getting some amazing flavours and food already :)

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — June 10, 2011 @ 6:07 am

    So glad the pregnancy is going well so far!! You looked amazing in the photo you shared! These look delish:-)

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    Jessica @ How Sweet — June 10, 2011 @ 6:41 am

    25 weeks! Time is flying. I am thrilled for you guys… so glad things are going well!

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    Heather (Heather's Dish) — June 10, 2011 @ 7:30 am

    25 weeks already?! holy moly it’s going by so fast!

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    Jenny Flake — June 10, 2011 @ 8:57 am

    Now these look absolutely delish!

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    Tara — June 10, 2011 @ 9:23 am

    Wow, these look delicious! I love crostini, especially recipes that use beans. And you’re right, the colors are so pretty together!

    I’m glad that things are going well with your pregnancy–you’re feeding the baby such wonderfully healthy things that I’m not surprised, though. :)

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    Urban Wife — June 10, 2011 @ 9:43 am

    So glad the baby is doing well! This crostini looks like the perfect little lunch.

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    Lesley Lifting Life — June 10, 2011 @ 9:59 am

    Glad to hear your pregnancy is going wonderfully! :)

    I’m in love with the looks of this crostini … yum!!

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    Becky — June 10, 2011 @ 10:13 am

    Oooh, I love this combination! Great idea – can’t wait to try it myself : )

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    Erica — June 10, 2011 @ 10:43 am

    Yayyyyy! So glad to hear the peanut is doing well! FANTASTIC! I always get a hint of nervousness before each appointment. I can’t wait to see your little guy. This recipe sounds amazing. Josh would go CRAZY for it. Spinach artichoke anything is his fav. Love!

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    CookiePie — June 10, 2011 @ 10:45 am

    What a great idea! So healthy and simple and pretty, but lots of flavors in there! So happy your pregnancy is going so well — your little one will have a highly developed palate, no doubt!

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    susan — June 10, 2011 @ 10:45 am

    so refershing! mmmmm

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    kate — June 10, 2011 @ 11:14 am

    Ooh these look so perfect I have everything on hand!

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    Georgia Pellegrini — June 10, 2011 @ 11:52 am

    I love how simple and healthy this looks!

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    Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray — June 10, 2011 @ 12:18 pm

    Yum! These look like the perfect lunch! Glad your little guy is doing well :)

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    birdie to be — June 10, 2011 @ 12:21 pm

    Delish! So fresh looking! And simple.

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    Lucy Lean — June 10, 2011 @ 12:27 pm

    love these pretty little treats – perfect for summer entertaining – thanks for sharing

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    Cookin' Canuck — June 10, 2011 @ 1:09 pm

    What a wonderful summertime snack or lunch. Healthy, but packed with flavor.

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    Pam — June 10, 2011 @ 1:48 pm

    Now that is my kind of appetizer. I could eat just this for a meal and be perfectly happy!

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    Sarah Plumley — June 10, 2011 @ 1:49 pm

    ACK! I have EVERYTHING at home to make this! Dinner tonight!
    Thanks for a great recipe!!
    xoxo

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    Joanne — June 10, 2011 @ 1:56 pm

    I’ve been kind of obsessed with crostini lately! I think they’re just the most fun thing to make ever. This is a topping that I would love!

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    Tanya @ Sunday Baker — June 10, 2011 @ 2:00 pm

    That crostini looks healthy and delicious. Would be so pretty on a summer patio table set for lunch! Glad to hear your little “pea” is doing well. Ya!

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    Britt — June 10, 2011 @ 2:42 pm

    Looks very yummy.!

    Did you change your email? I have been trying to get ahold of you? Love ya!

    • Two Peas replied: — June 11th, 2011 @ 9:40 am

      I sent you an email! Miss you!

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    pigpigscorner — June 10, 2011 @ 3:56 pm

    How exciting! Very interesting combo of ingredients!

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    Lindsey@Lindselicious — June 10, 2011 @ 5:45 pm

    Yum, this looks amazing! I am on a white bean kick right now. The basil with it sounds excellent too.

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    Jeanette — June 11, 2011 @ 12:11 am

    Maria – this Spinach Artichoke Crostini looks perfect for summer entertaining or as a nice snack, almost like a summer version of the hot spinach artichoke dip that is so popular.

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    Justeen @ Blissful Baking — June 11, 2011 @ 2:09 am

    Glad to hear that you and baby are doing well! The crostini looks like a delicious way to celebrate after a successful check up! :)

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    Amanda — June 11, 2011 @ 6:41 am

    Love the subtle color combination! Such a great recipe!

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    marla — June 11, 2011 @ 4:56 pm

    Such a fun and fresh appetizer Maria! Have a great weekend :)

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    Katrina — June 11, 2011 @ 5:20 pm

    Perfect app! Love trying new beans on toast.

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    Baking Serendipity — June 11, 2011 @ 7:18 pm

    I love the simplicity of this…and the delicious factor :) Congrats on the baby and thank you for a fantastic summer app recipe!

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    Dana — June 12, 2011 @ 5:48 pm

    How exciting Maria! I love this kind of food, for appetizers or full meals. I’m sure your little guy did a happy dance after you ate this!

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    Andrea @ Vegvacious — June 12, 2011 @ 6:39 pm

    Yum! This appetizer looks fantastic. It’s definitely a great appetizer for a party, but would make a great snack for my hubby & I on movie night – we both love the combo of spinach & artichokes!!

  34. 34

    I love spinach artichoke dip, I bet I would adore these!!

  35. 35

    I like dips like this on hand for snacking too. It’s such s nice lunch with some freshly toasted bread.

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    Lori @ RecipeGirl — June 13, 2011 @ 10:40 am

    Yum, this looks delicious and healthy!

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    Tracy — June 13, 2011 @ 5:41 pm

    Sounds delicious! I love the basil in there too!

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    natalie (the sweets life) — June 14, 2011 @ 12:51 pm

    maria this is such a great flavor combo!

    i’m so glad all is going well with the pregnancy!

  39. 39

    I love crostini!

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    Dee — June 15, 2011 @ 6:20 pm

    I have spinach growing in my garden, and white beans in my food storage room, I will have to make this! What a great treat to make on Friday!

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