Crostini Cannellini e Pepperoni Appetizer

Featured by Martellotto Wines in the Gold Wine Club.

Ingredients

1 18-oz. can cannelloni beans
1 large red bell pepper, roasted & peeled
1 large yellow bell pepper,
roasted & peeled
1 whole garlic head
1 roma tomato
Fresh ciabatta bread
1/4 cup Extra virgin olive oil
Fresh basil, minced
Parmesan cheese, fresh grated
Sea salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Cut top 1/4 inch off of garlic head and place on a piece of aluminum foil. Pour some olive oil on top and a pinch of salt. Wrap up garlic with foil. Slice in half, remove seeds, and veins of bell peppers. Lightly brush with olive oil and salt. Roast in a pan with garlic in foil in the oven for 40 minutes at 375 degrees, until peppers are blistering. Remove pan. Place peppers in a plastic zip-lock bag and let sweat for 10 minutes, until cool to the touch. Peel skin. Remove roasted garlic from skin by squeezing from base of cloves.

Slice ciabatta bread. Lightly brush with olive oil and sea salt. Toast in oven at 250 degrees for 15 minutes until lightly toasted and browned. Place beans, roasted peppers, olive oil, garlic to taste, salt and pepper in a blender. Blend until a thick but spreadable consistency. Assemble the crostini. Slice the top off of the roma tomato. Rub the tomato onto the toasted bread only to slightly moisten and color the bread. If you love garlic, you can rub the bread with a garlic clove too. Spread the bean and pepper spread onto the bread. Sprinkle minced basil and then Parmesan. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Recipe provided by Martellotto Wines.



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