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Goat Cheese and Artichoke Bruschetta

Goat Cheese and Artichoke Bruschetta

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DifficultyBeginner
Prep Time15 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time35 mins

 10 slices of any organic bread slices, cut in half into a triangle
 extra virgin olive oil
 2 jars (180-200 g) marinated artichoke hearts
 ½ cup plus chopped flat-leaf parsley
 ½ cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
 freshly ground black pepper
 180 g creamy goat cheese, crumbled

1

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

2

Brush bread slices on both sides with olive oil and place on a baking sheet. Bake slices until just crisp, about 4 minutes. Bread can be toasted ahead of time.

3

Drain artichokes, reserving about 2 tablespoons of the oil they were packed in. Place artichokes in a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Add reserved 2 tablespoons liquid, 1/2 cup of the parsley, Parmesan cheese, and several grindings of black pepper. Process, pulsing machine, until mixture is a coarse puree. (Puree can be prepared 3 hours ahead; cover and leave at cool room temperature.)

4

When ready to serve, spread each bread slice with a mound of artichoke puree and top with some crumbled goat cheese. (Bruschetta can be assembled 1 hour ahead; leave uncovered, at room temperature.)

5

When ready to eat, bake until cheese is melted and bruschetta are warm, approximately 5 to 6 minutes. Sprinkle bruschetta with black pepper and some parsley. Serve warm on a platter.

Ingredients

 10 slices of any organic bread slices, cut in half into a triangle
 extra virgin olive oil
 2 jars (180-200 g) marinated artichoke hearts
 ½ cup plus chopped flat-leaf parsley
 ½ cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
 freshly ground black pepper
 180 g creamy goat cheese, crumbled

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

2

Brush bread slices on both sides with olive oil and place on a baking sheet. Bake slices until just crisp, about 4 minutes. Bread can be toasted ahead of time.

3

Drain artichokes, reserving about 2 tablespoons of the oil they were packed in. Place artichokes in a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Add reserved 2 tablespoons liquid, 1/2 cup of the parsley, Parmesan cheese, and several grindings of black pepper. Process, pulsing machine, until mixture is a coarse puree. (Puree can be prepared 3 hours ahead; cover and leave at cool room temperature.)

4

When ready to serve, spread each bread slice with a mound of artichoke puree and top with some crumbled goat cheese. (Bruschetta can be assembled 1 hour ahead; leave uncovered, at room temperature.)

5

When ready to eat, bake until cheese is melted and bruschetta are warm, approximately 5 to 6 minutes. Sprinkle bruschetta with black pepper and some parsley. Serve warm on a platter.

Goat Cheese and Artichoke Bruschetta