Wednesday, May 26, 2010

small bites: artichoke & sun dried tomato bruschetta

this is the last post of my small bites series, and probably the most simple of 'recipes'.  it's actually just two ingredients, but the end result is super yummy.  i love artichoke hearts on... everything.  i want to create twist on the standard tomato bruschetta, and thought artichoke hearts would make a great ingredient to swap in.  and to give it a just another little zing, i used sun dried tomatoes, although i'm sure regular ones would make a nice flavour combo as well. the picture here is half a bowl of simple tomato bruschetta (left) and the artichoke and sun dried tomato on the right.  i didn't want to dirty up all of kim's dishes just for a pic!


  • 6 oz. small jar of marinate artichoke hears
  • 7-8 sun dried tomatoes, not oil packed
i buy sun dried tomatoes in bulk and just rehydrate them when i need.  in this case, i soaked them in a warm bowl of water for about 25 minutes, and then sliced each one into matchstick size pieces. next, drain the artichoke hearts. if you aren't using the marinated ones in a jar, i would suggest making a marinade of olive oil and some spices and letting them sit for a while.  the pre-marinated ones make this so much easier, though.

and that's it.  combine and let sit for a few hours.  no need to add garlic or other spices, cause the artichoke hearts take care of it for you!   

10 comments:

Tami (Vegan Appetite) said...

Sometimes the simplest recipes are really the best. Yum!

The Ordinary Vegetarian said...

I dig it!

dreaminitvegan said...

Yum two of our favorites.

jessy said...

one simple & gloriously good look'n bruschetta....things don't get much better than this! yuuuum!

kishykat said...

this was absolutely the best! it was so yummy I could have eaten 3 bowls.

5 Star Foodie said...

The combo of artichokes and sundried tomatoes sounds so good!

Hannah said...

What a great idea! And I just put in my first order of bulk dried tomatoes the other day, too. After all the disturbing finding about canned tomatoes and BPA, I think it's a much safer option.

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Ricki said...

That bruschetta is calling to me! I agree wtih Tami--sometimes simple is best. Sounds soooo good! :)

Mike K said...

Those are a couple of my favorite ingredients! I enjoyed catching up on your 'small bites' series, and it looks like awesome summer food.