Artichoke Bruschetta

June 20, 2015

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Does anything scream “grab a glass of spritzer and sit outside” more then bruschetta?
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Seriously, these are so easy and they take a nano second to put together. And they are so good you can’t stop eating them.  So when this weather beckons you to sit out side and savor everything… spouses, friends, life, sunshine, health, kids, wine, nature…you have the perfect companion snack.

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I made these because we were going to a daytime party last weekend, and I knew the food would be sitting out in the sun. I actually mixed all the ingredients together in a bowl and just served the crostini on the side, but I remade them for my husband the more traditional way. You just toast your baguette…

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Then mix these heroes together. Can you say flavor? The champagne vinegar just sings, especially mixed with the garlic (which is strong! If you don’t love it you may want to go with 2 in stead of 3 cloves but I love it) and the meaty artichoke fills you up so you might even skip dinner and just linger outside. If you have all these in your pantry & garden you might just need to pick up a baguette at the store and done.

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Then you top them each with filling and a little parmesan cheese.
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Rustic, easy, and delicious. Everything I love about food. Bon appetito!  xoxo Katie

Artichoke Bruschetta (printer version here):

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 baguette, sliced in 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1(14 ounce) can water-packed artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 1 cup seeded chopped tomato
  • 3 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1⁄2tablespoons  champagne vinegar
  • salt and pepper
  • parmesan cheese
  • flat leaf parsely, minced

DIRECTIONS

Heat oven to 350. Place sliced bread on ungreased baking sheet. Bake in oven 10 minutes or until slightly toasted.

In medium bowl combine artichokes, tomatoes and garlic. In another small bowl mix vinegar and oil. Add parsley, salt and pepper to vinegrette and mix well.

Add vinaigrette to artichoke mixture mixing well, add salt and pepper to taste. Top toasted bread with artichoke mixture to cover. Sprinkle with cheese.

Optional: Mix all ingredients into a bowl and serve with toast bread on the side. Great for parties so bread doesn’t get soggy!

 

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