Italian Beans with Rosemary on Garlic Toasts

Fagioli al rosma rino con pane tostato all’aglio

Are you looking for a delicious meat-free recipe with a difference? If you are, you’ve found it! Here’s my italian beans on toast recipe for you to enjoy.

You might be tempted to think this recipe is just posh beans on toast, but to us Italians it’s an important dish, especially in regions where beans are a staple part of the diet.

About This Recipe



    • ciabatta bread8 slices
    • olive oil2 tablespoons
    • garlic clove, peeled1
    • salt and black pepper to taste
    • extra virgin olive oil to serve
  • For the beans

    • extra virgin olive oil2 tablespoons
    • red onion, peeled and thinly sliced1
    • cherry tomatoes, quartered150g
    • flat leaf parsley (coarsely chopped)2 tablespoons
    • cannellini beans, drained and rinsed2 x 400g tins

Feast your eyes on the finest italian beans on toast recipe! It’s straightforward and fun to make this great dish. Simply follow the instructions below and get the perfect result.

Heat a griddle pan over a high heat. Cover one side of each slice of bread with olive oil, then season with salt. Place the slices on the griddle for a few minutes until charred lines appear and the bread is crispy. Turn over and repeat on the other side.

While the bread is toasting, prepare the beans. Heat a frying pan over a medium heat, then add the oil and onion and season with salt. Cook for 5 minutes until softened. Add the tomatoes, cook for about a minute until they start to release their juices, then stir in the parsley.

Add the beans and cook for 2 minutes until warmed through, adding a little water if the mixture seems dry. You do not want the beans to get mushy, so once cooked, remove from the heat and season well with black pepper.

When the ciabatta is done, rub one side with the garlic. Serve the beans on top of the toast and finish with a drizzle of olive oil.

Once you’re done, simply sit back and enjoy your Italian Beans with Rosemary on Garlic Toasts and don’t forget to check out other great authentic Italian recipes including great antipasti recipes, Italian pasta recipes, Italian soup recipes, Italian beef dishes and authentic pizza recipes.

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