Today I am going to share with you my FAVORITE recipe in the whole universe! I literally could eat the whole thing by myself. I may or may not have made a batch and ate it for breakfast, lunch and dinner one day. Okay, I may have done that more than once.....
I kind of made this recipe up. I added a bunch of my favorite things together and threw it on some toast. If you like artichokes, you will DIE.
I make this ALL the time in the summer when my garden is in full swing. But I also make it in the winter. I could make it every day and be happy.
8-10 Roma tomatoes, diced
1-2 red peppers, chopped finely
2-3 tablespoons of chopped fresh basil
1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
2 tablespoons of olive oil (I don't really measure. I just drizzle it over the top before baking)
8 ounces Mozzarella cheese, cubed
2 (12 ounce) jars of MARINATED artichoke hearts, chopped ( I grow artichokes so in the summer I steam the hearts and then just add a little white vinegar or rice vinegar to imitate the marinated hearts) I also add a little of the liquid from the jar to the mixture because I love the vinegar flavor.
Not all marinated artichoke hearts are created equal. I have tried a couple brands that tasted metallic even though they were in a glass jar. I like Napoleon brand and Delallo.
I guess technically you could eat it with out cooking it. I am not a fan of uncooked tomatoes. I know, I am weird. So I bake it at 375 degrees for about 30 minutes. It helps all the flavor marry together. I serve it toasted bread. When I serve it to guests I have it on cute baguette bread. But secretly in my house I load as much as I can on a thick slice of regular bread. Homemade bread it the BEST.
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I know I'm going to love this! I adore artichokes too, and all the other ingredients - and all so healthy!
Can't wait to try it out, thank you so much for sharing it.
That looks so delicious Stacy!
I love summertime and all of the fresh produce that you find at the farm stand. I will definitely be making this!
Wow! This looks delicious and healthy! I will have to try it out this summer -- I am trying to make healthhier meals and snacks for my family! Thanks for posting.
Looks delicious. Will have to try it for sure. Thank you. One question, when you bake it do you mix in before the cheese as well or you had it after?
Lesley @Pure Home
This looks so delish! I'm a huge fan of bruschetta and artichokes, so together-- amazing! Just grab a glass of red and have a light and healthy meal. Totally trying this one out on the hubby!
Oh, that looks AMAZING!! I love artichokes - definitely trying this one!
Karen (Back Road Journal)
I can't wait to try your bruschetta recipe...it sounds great.
YUM! I LOVE artichoke anything!
Pam the Goatherd
I LOVE artichokes! When I read that you grow your own I was encouraged to try growing them in my garden, too. So now I've got some seedlings started and can envision a wonderful harvest in a couple years. So I was wondering, do you can artichokes? If not, how do you preserve the bounty? And if so, would you share your recipe for canning them? Thanks for sharing with us.
I loved reading all about Artichokes … I even went on a crazy google search after reading this and found a very nice article that explains from A-Z about artichokes: http://wrgmag.com/food/food-spotlight-the-artichoke/.
It’s totally worth a check out if you wanted to try and make this recipe from whole artichokes :)