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Created by Diane: Black Bean and Bacon Crostini

This recipe for a quick and easy appetizer comes from Diane of Created by Diane. Of her blog, Diane says, “on Created by Diane you will find sweet and savory recipes. I enjoy cooking and baking and sharing what is going on in my kitchen. The kitchen is the heart of the home, follow me along my tasty journey.”

Black Bean and Bacon Crostini

This is an easy and hardy appetizer that is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Black beans and bacon along with avocado, cilantro and tomato top toasted baguette slices.


  • 1 cup Bobs Red Mill Black Bean Soup Mix
  • 2 Baguettes of Bread (enough for 24 slices)
  • 1 cup cooked crumbled Bacon
  • 2 Avocados cut into small pieces
  • 12 Grape Tomatoes cut into 4 pieces each
  • Small bunch Fresh Cilantro
  • Olive Oil


Prepare 1 cup black bean soup mix as directed. Can be done a day ahead of time as the beans cook for 1 ½ hours.

Drain beans

Slice the bread at a slight angle into 24 pieces. Brush the tops with olive oil and place under broiler for 2 minutes until golden and the edges are crispy.

Place 2 tablespoons black bean mix on top of each piece of bread.  Add crumbled bacon, avocado tomato and cilantro. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Makes 24 appetizers.



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