Monday, August 20, 2007

Artichoke Parmesan Crostini ..... Is Five O'Clock Happy Hour At Your House? Here is a healthy appetizer.

Artichoke Parmesan Crostini
If you need a low fat recipe for an appetizer, this recipe is quick, easy and healthy.

Ingredients:
8 slices (1/4" thick) baguette
2 Tablespoons olive oil
coarse salt and ground pepper
1 jar (6.5 ounces) marinated artichoke hearts, drained, rinsed, and patted dry
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese, plus more for garnish
1 Tablespoon fresh parsley
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Directions:
Preheat oven to 350. Make crostini: Brush baguette slices on both sides with a total of 1 Tablespoon olive oil; season with salt and pepper. Place on baking sheet, and bake turning over once, until golden 10 to 12 minutes. Cool.
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Meanwhile make topping: Finely chop artichoke hearts, and combine with Parmesan and parsley, and remaining Tablespoon olive oil.
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Divide evenly, spoon topping onto crostini, and garnish with additional Parmesan cheese, if desired.
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Serve with white wine.

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