Gino Italian beans on toast recipe on Gino’s Italian Escape

Gino D’Acampo served up Italian beans on toast (cannellini beans on bruschetta) on Gino’s Italian Escape.

Gino says: “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.”

The ingredients are: 8 slices of ciabatta bread, 2 tsp olive oil, 1 garlic clove, peeled, salt and black pepper to taste, extra virgin olive oil to serve.

For the beans: 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil, 1 red onion, peeled and thinly sliced, 150g cherry tomatoes, quartered,2 tsp coarsely chopped flat leaf parsley, 2 × 400g tins cannellini beans, drained and rinsed.