Garden Sliders


This bite-size sandwich combines a hearty bean spread with slices of grilled squash for the perfect summertime appetizer.

Garden Sliders
Photo: Andy Lyons
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 1 15-16 ounce can Great Northern or cannellini beans, rinsed and drained

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (1 tsp.)

  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning, crushed

  • 1 yellow summer squash, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices

  • 24 1/4-inch-thick slices baguette

  • 2 medium roma tomatoes, cut in 1/4-inch-thick slices

  • 1 small cucumber, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices

  • Small celery top sprigs, small tomato wedges, and/or pickle slices (optional)


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

  2. To grill squash, toss squash slices with remaining tablespoon 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 slices. Top with remaining bread slices, spread side down. Secure sandwiches with wooden picks. Top with celery sprigs, tomato wedges, and/or pickle slices. Makes 12 appetizers-size sandwiches.


Make the bean spread up to 2 days ahead; refrigerate, covered. Slice vegetables up to 24 hours ahead. Assemble sliders 2 hours ahead.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

120 Calories
2g Fat
23g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 120
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Sodium 289mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 30.3mg 2%
Iron 1.6mg 9%
Potassium 172mg 4%
Folate, total 48.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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