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!