White Bean Bruschetta

Each summer the Boston Pops Orchestra visits Cape Cod for a wonderful Pops by the Sea concert on the Hyannis Green.  Lawn seats are only $20 which benefits the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod.  It’s a great way to see and hear one of the country’s most beloved musical entities.  The Arts Foundation, in conjunction with TD Bank, also sponsors local band concerts each night of the week in a different town during the month of July.  These concerts are free and are usually held in a local park (You’ll find the schedule on our Events feature).  You can bring your kids and bring a picnic.  Tuck this information away for next summer and meanwhile enjoy this recipe for White Bean Bruschetta, a very chic and healthy appetizer that’s great picnic food.

White Bean Bruschetta                                                                                                                 1 can small white beans, drained (15.5 oz. can Goya)              1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
1 Tablespoon minced garlic
3 Plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1/4 cup chopped Kalmata olives
6 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Boursin, goat or cream cheese, optional

Mix all ingredients together and let sit overnight in refrigerator.  When you are ready to eat, slice a French baguette into 1/4 to 1/2″ slices, brush with olive oil on one side and toast under broiler (Italians only toast one side.)  You can spread some cheese on the baguette slices (or not) and then spoon some of the bean dip on top.

A delicious gift for any occasion – Anniversaries, Birthdays, Holidays, or just to say Thank You, is a Gift Certificate from these great Cape Cod Restaurants.  https://www.capecodrestaurants.com/info/gift_certificates.php

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