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Type: Low Fat
Courses: Breads, Starters and appetizers
Serves: 6 people

Recipe Ingredients

1 cup 160g / 5.6ozCooked garbanzo beans
2 teaspoons 10mlRed wine vinegar
2   Garlic cloves
1 teaspoon 5mlOlive oil
2 teaspoons 10mlTomatoes - chopped (medium)
1/3 cup 20g / 0.7ozThinly-sliced green onion - with tops
2 tablespoons 30mlFresh chopped basil
  (or 1 tbspn dried basil)
1/8 teaspoon 0.6mlFreshly-ground black pepper
1/4 cup 36g / 1.3ozGrated Parmesan cheese
1   Firm French bread loaf - (8 oz)

Recipe Instructions

Combine the garbanzo beans, vinegar, garlic and oil into a blender. Process into a smooth paste. Stir together the chopped tomatoes, sliced green onions, basil and black pepper in a small bowl.

Cut bread on the diagonal into 1/2-inch thick slices (24 pieces). Place slices onto a baking sheet and bake in a 425 degree oven until light brown (about 5 minutes). Remove from oven and cool.

Spread each piece with the garbanzo bean spread. Top each with the tomato topping. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Return to the baking sheet and bake at 425 degrees for about 2 to 3 minutes. Serve warm.

This recipe yields 6 servings.

Nutritional Analysis Per Serving: Calories 180; Fat (grams) 4; Percent calories from fat 20; Percent polyunsaturated 5; Percent saturated 5; Percent monounsaturated 10; Cholesterol (milligrams) 3; Sodium (milligrams) 440; Protein (grams) 8; Carbohydrate (grams) 28; Fiber (grams) 3.

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