Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Garden Sliders

These Garden Sliders would be great at your next card party.


1 15 oz can Great Northern or cannelini beans rinsed and drained

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 gloves garlic minced

1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning crushed

1 medium yellow summer squash cut into 1/4 inch thick slices

24 1/4 inch thick slices baguette

2 medium roma tomatoes cut into 1/4 inch thick slices

1 small cucumber into 1/4 inch thick

Small celery top sprigs.

Directions :

1.For bean spread, in blender or food processor combine beans, 1 tablespoon of the garlic and Italian seasoning. Cover and blend until smooth. Season with salt and ground black pepper.

2.To grill squash, toss squash slices with remaining olive oil. Place in a grill basket. Place basket directly over medium coals for about 5 minutes or just until squash is tender,turning once.

3. Spread one side of each bread slice with bean spread. Top half of the bread with tomato, squash and cucumber slice. Top with remaining bread slices, spread side down. Secure sandwiched with wooden toothpicks. Top with celery sprigs.

Makes 12 appetizer-size sandwiches.

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