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.

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
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.
Meanwhile make topping: Finely chop artichoke hearts, and combine with Parmesan and parsley, and remaining Tablespoon olive oil.
Divide evenly, spoon topping onto crostini, and garnish with additional Parmesan cheese, if desired.
Serve with white wine.

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