E-Z Artichoke and Cheese Bruschetta

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is a very easy and fast snack to make for lunch time…. using marinated artichokes, fresh basil leaves and melted Asiago cheese on top of toasted French bread/Baguette slices. This was made especially for the RSC #11 contest.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Slice French bread into about 6 or more semi-thin pieces, Brush olive oil on both sides of the bread, Place on top of an aluminum foil lined pan, Bake in a toaster oven at 350 degrees for a few minute until toasted (turn if need be to toast both sides), Then remove .
  2. In a food blender (or hand chop) add the artichoke hearts, 2 tablespoons marinate liquid, fresh basil, shallots, key lime juice, Parmesan cheese and cayenne pepper, then puree a little (but NOT finely).
  3. Place scoops of the artichoke mixture on top of the toasted bread slices, Put Asiago cheese on each piece of bread, Then a small piece of the sun-dried tomato as well.
  4. Finally, place in the toaster oven for a minute or less to melt the cheese.
  5. Serve and enjoy.
Most Helpful

These were really nice, and quite easy. Although I usually really like sour, this was a tad too sour for me. Otherwise I would give this 5 stars. I did use canned (not marinated) artichoke hearts to save on the oil and used olive oil spray. BF did not think this was too sour, surprisingly because I usually like stuff more sour than he does. I would not mind at all trying these again, thanks! Made for RSC#11.

Kumquat the Cat's friend February 23, 2008