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ST. LOUIS – Alexandra Caspero MA, RD, CLT, RYT, is owner of Delish Knowledge and author of Fresh Italian Cooking for the New Generation. Her award-winning blog, Delish Knowledge, focuses on making whole-food, vegetarian eating deliciously simple.

Tuscan Bean Bruschetta

• 8 slices Italian bakery bread (about 3×4-inches)
• 2 tablespoons olive oil
• 1 (15oz) can S&W® Tuscan Style Savory Sides (do not drain)
• 1 garlic clove
• 1/4 cup purchased pesto
• 1 large Roma tomato, thinly sliced

Position oven rack in upper 1/3 of oven. Heat oven to 450°F. Place bread on cookie sheet. Brush both sides lightly with olive oil. Bake 6 to 8 minutes or until lightly toasted, turning once. Meanwhile, pour beans into medium microwaveable bowl. Cover with waxed paper and microwave 1 minute or until thoroughly heated; set aside. Peel garlic clove and cut in half. Rub cut side of garlic over toasted bread. Top each toast with a thin layer of pesto, tomato slices and beans. Serve immediately.

(Recipe is sponsored by S&W)

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