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White Bean and Prosciutto Crostini

One of the most classic appetizer combos is beautifully fresh Italian bread, topped with creamy melt-in-your-mouth prosciutto.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 20 servings
Calories: 96kcal
Author: Eden


  • 1 baguette or Italian loaf sliced into 1/2 inch slices
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp shallot finely chopped
  • 2 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 2 tbsp capers
  • 2 tsp basil freshly chopped
  • 1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • salt to taste
  • 1 can (15oz) cannellini beans drained
  • 6 oz slices proscuitto
  • basil chiffonade to garnish


  • Preheat the oven to the grill at 550°F.
  • Lightly brush the baguette slices on both sides with olive oil.
  • Place under the grill for a couple of minutes on each side until lightly browned and crispy.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the olive oil, shallots, red wine vinegar, honey, capers, basil, salt and pepper, using a small whisk to combine.
  • Add the cannellini beans and using a large spoon, toss all of the ingredients together.
  • Place a slice of prosciutto on each crostini and top with a spoonful of the white beans. Garnish with basil and eat immediately.


Calories: 96kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 217mg | Potassium: 31mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 0.9mg