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White Bean Shrimp Toasts

A Great Starter

GMA Recipes Appetizer
Servings:Over 8
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

This easy appetizer is perfect for a family dinner or as hors d' oeuvres for your next party.


  • Toasts
  • 1 loaf Italian Bread (or French bread), sliced crosswise (or 1 loaf day old bread or 1 box crackers)
  • White Bean Spread
  • 1 can white beans
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Dash white wine vinegar
  • Shrimp Topping
  • 1 bottle artichoke hearts (in olive oil)
  • 1 can shrimp
  • 1 pinch hot red-pepper flakes, or to taste
  • 1/4 cup pimento-stuffed Spanish olives, sliced
  • Cooking Directions

    Grill small slices of bread in a grill pan or use day old bread that has been cut into small triangles. Another option is to use a box of crackers.

    Drain 1 can white beans, rinse, and mash them. Stir in olive oil, white wine vinegar, and salt and pepper to taste. Spread white bean puree on toasts.

    Drain bottled artichoke hearts, saving the liquid. Chop hearts coarsely. Drain can of shrimp and toss them with the artichoke liquid and hot red pepper flakes. Gently fold hearts back into mixture and mound some on toasts. Garnish with olives.

    Recipe copyright ©1999 by Sara Moulton

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: white beans, artichoke hearts, shrimp

    Course: Appetizer/Starter, Snack, Side Dish

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