Artichoke and Spinach Crostini

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rtichokes are one of those scary “I-don’t-know-where-to-start” vegetables. I must confess, I never cooked an artichoke from scratch. Maybe one day when I will be brave enough with tones of free time, I will. But for now the tined artichokes will do.

One of my favourite and, in fact,

quickest dishes with artichokes is petit Artichoke and Spinach Crostini.

Perfect as a party food or little starter.

But be aware, it’s very addictive!


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Prep time:
Makes approx.:
20 minutes
20 units

Ingredients:

 

 

200g Tined Artichokes

100g Spinach

3 tbsp Soured Cream

1 tbsp Mayo (Ideally Homemade)

1 Garlic Clove

50g Grated Cheddar

Pinch of Salt

Pinch of Black Pepper

1 Baguette

Method:

1. Let’s start by squeezing all the liquid from the tinned artichoke hearts and chopping them roughly.

2. Next, place spinach in a colander and pour some freshly boiled water over it.

3. Leave it to cool for few minutes and again, squeeze all the liquid, chop and add to the artichokes.

4. Now add the soured cream, mayo and mix well.

5. Add finely chopped garlic (you can roast the garlic clove for few minutes over the hob, if fresh garlic is a little pungent for your liking)

6. Add grated cheddar and season with salt and pepper.

7. Finally slice the baguette quite thinly, put the artichoke and spinach mixture on top of each slice and it’s ready to be served! 

 


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If you are brave enough to cook the artichokes from scratch,

then Elise has got some excellent step by step instructions on how to tackle the spiky monster.


Artichoke and Spinach Crostini | VEGETARIAN DEPARTMENT


Artichoke and Spinach Crostini | VEGETARIAN DEPARTMENT


The weirdest fact about artichoke,

I found is that women were forbidden from eating it for quite a while.

It was only in 16th century, when Catherine de Medici helped to changed that by introducing artichokes to France.


Artichoke and Spinach Crostini | VEGETARIAN DEPARTMENT


Artichoke and Spinach Crostini | VEGETARIAN DEPARTMENT


Artichoke and Spinach Crostini | VEGETARIAN DEPARTMENT


Artichoke and Spinach Crostini | VEGETARIAN DEPARTMENT


Oh and if you didn’t know, artichoke is technically a flower.

Actually quite a pretty one! 


Artichoke and Spinach Crostini | VEGETARIAN DEPARTMENT


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2 Responses
  • N.K.
    May 2, 2017

    I was just looking for some finger food for my housewarming party! yay 🙂 #YOUMADEMYDAY

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