Friday, January 6, 2012

Artichoke Bruschetta


I like this recipe because it's something different, which fulfills my resolution for the year to focus on recipes that are off the beaten path. Plus, it gives me an excuse to use artichoke, which is a vegetable that I like but rarely utilize because my husband recoils in horror at its existence. But even he couldn't deny that this Artichoke Bruschetta is very tasty, and not all together "artichoke like." The canned artichokes have a very mild flavor, providing the base on which all the other fabulous flavors co-mingle. If you've ever had an artichoke dip at a chain restaurant, this is something very similar.



ARTICHOKE BRUSCHETTA
From Allrecipes

1 (14 oz) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
2 tomatoes, diced
1 shallot, minced
2-4 garlic cloves, crushed (it depends on your like/tolerance for garlic)
1/2 c grated Romano cheese
5 tbsp mayonnaise
salt and pepper
1 loaf Italian bread, sliced (other crusty breads work, too)
olive oil

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place bread slices on a cookie sheet. Lightly brush the slices with some olive oil. Toast in the preheated oven for about 5 minutes.

2. In a medium bowl, combine the artichoke, tomatoes, shallot, garlic, Romano cheese, and mayonnaise. Stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper.

3. Spoon a layer of the artichoke mixture ontop of each toasted crustini. Place under the broiler and broil for about 2 minutes, or until the artichokes mixture heats through and start to lightly brown. Take care to watch that the crustini does not burn. Serve immediately.

This recipe is shared with Melt in Your Mouth Monday, Craft-O-Maniac, Made by You Monday, Tuesday Talent Show, Totally Tasty Tuesdays, This Chick Cooks, Full Plate Thursday, Foodie Friday, Foodie Friday

20 comments:

  1. It looks delicious. Your photography is always so good.

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  2. Great recipe! Looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  3. This sounds so good! Artichokes are my favorite. Thanks for sharing the idea.

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  4. I have a friend coming over after work. Sending husband off to get ingredients. Looks wonderful!

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  5. This looks fantastic! So nice to find you over at Foodie Friday. :)

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  6. Looks amazing!! Pinning this one to try soon!

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  7. This looks like a great version of bruschetta~I love the additon of artichokes!

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  8. looks great and I can tell by the ingredients that it tastes great! thanks..i need an appetizer like this for the Super Bowl! i am now your newest follower..pls follow back if you can!

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  9. Thank you so much for bring this recipe to Foodie Friday. I am pinning it to my appetizers board but will probably make it this weekend. I love artichokes. Looks so good!

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  10. Oh, gosh, these look delicious, Abby!!! Love artichokes in EVERYTHING...mmmmmmm.

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  15. How crazy is it that I've never tried artichokes before. These look great.
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  16. I have try almost all the of the bruscheta, specially on my trp to Italy,but this one looks like is going to be my favor, just because I love Artichoke,This Sunday will be my first time to make this awesome recipe. Tanks for sharing the Recipe.

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  17. These are so so good. Our favorite bruschetta!

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