Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Doesn't this sound DEEELishOUS!

Artichoke, Cherry Tomato, and Feta Salad
with Artichoke-Pesto Crostini
Bon Appétit | June 2009

  • 1 12-ounce jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained
  • 3 tablespoons (packed) finely grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1/4 cup chopped shallot (about 1 large)
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh Italian parsley plus additional for sprinkling
  • 1 tablespoon whole grain Dijon mustard
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 12 1/2-inch-thick diagonal baguette slices, toasted
  • 3 5-ounce packages mixed baby greens
  • 2 12-ounce jars marinated artichoke hearts, drained
  • 1 12-ounce container yellow and red cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese (about 4 ounces)

For pesto:
Place all ingredients in processor. Blend until finely chopped. Season to taste with salt and pepper. DO AHEAD: Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and chill.

For salad:
Whisk shallot, vinegar, 2 tablespoons chopped parsley, mustard, and garlic in medium bowl. Gradually whisk in oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper. DO AHEAD: vinaigrette can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and chill.

Spread 1 tablespoon pesto over each baguette slice. Sprinkle parsley over crostini. Mix baby greens, artichoke hearts, and cherry tomatoes in very large bowl. Toss with enough dressing to coat lightly. Sprinkle feta over.

Serve salad with crostini.


Dottie said...

I agree. Sounds really good! I might jus thave to try it.

Ann Marie said...

MMMMMMM. Your blog always makes me hungry.

Kayley said...

YUM I want this now!