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Black Bean Bruschetta

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Serves: 8

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained

1 garlic clove

1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped

1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil

3 tablespoons water, as needed

1 pound loaf Italian bread

1 1/2 cups reduced-fat cheddar cheese, shredded

12 cherry tomatoes, sliced

12 fresh cilantro or flat-leaf parsley sprigs

Preparation

01Prepare grill.
02in blender or food processor, puree black beans, garlic, cilantro, vinegar, and oil. Add water, a tablespoon at a time, if needed, to puree. Chill until bread is ready to serve.
03Cut bread into 1/2-inch slices. Place bread on a sheet of aluminum foil brushed with olive oil. Grill bread on one side. Flip bread over.
04Divide cheese equally among slices, packing firmly on each.
05Grill a few more minutes, until cheese is melted and toasts are crisp.
06Remove from grill and generously spread bean mixture on each cheddar toast. Top each portion with a tomato slice and fresh cilantro or parsley.

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