Take your bruschetta up a few levels when you make our cheddar bruschetta recipe. Italian bread slices are topped with a flavorful black bean mixture and grated Cabot Lite50 Sharp Cheddar, making this bruschetta a hit with meat lovers and vegetarians alike! Serve as a crowd-pleasing appetizer or enjoy alongside a bowl of soup to have a satisfying lunch or dinner. Feel free to share the recipe with friends and family on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter!
For 8 servings, preheat your oven to 350°F. Cut Italian bread into ½-inch-thick slices and arrange on a baking sheet. Place in the oven for 10 minutes, or until golden.
Divide grated Cabot Lite50 Sharp Cheddar cheese among the slices of bread, pressing firmly in place. Bake for 10 additional minutes, or until cheese is melted and toasts are crisp. Set aside at room temperature.
Combine the drained black beans, chopped fresh parsley, red-wine vinegar, extra-virgin olive oil and minced garlic in a blender or food processor and process into a puree. If the puree is too thick, add 1 tablespoon of water at a time until the desired consistency is reached. Cover and refrigerate.
Just before serving, spread generous portions of the bean mixture on each toast. Top each with a tomato slice and a sprig of parsley.
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1 (1-pound) long loaf Italian bread
6 ounces Cabot Lite50 Sharp Cheddar, grated (about 1½ cups)
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon red-wine vinegar
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 large clove garlic, minced
3 tablespoons water, or as needed
12 cherry tomatoes, sliced
12 fresh parsley sprigs
PREHEAT oven to 350°F.
CUT bread into ½-inch-thick slices. Arrange on baking sheet and place in oven for 10 minutes, or until golden.
DIVIDE cheese among slices, pressing firmly in place. Bake for 10 minutes longer, or until cheese is melted and toasts are crisp. Set aside at room temperature.
COMBINE beans, parsley, vinegar, oil and garlic in blender or food processor; process into puree. If puree is too thick, add water a tablespoon at a time to reach desired consistency. Cover and refrigerate.
SPREAD bean mixture generiously on toasts, just before serving. Top each with tomato slice and portion of parsley sprig.