Posts Tagged ‘Italian Recipes

09
Apr
08

Artichoke & Tomato Panzanella

Inspriation: Love of artichokes…simply stated – I had a craving.

Creation: Artichoke & Tomato Panzanella

 

 

What: (Serving for one)

  • 1/2 can artichoke hearts – quartered & drained
  • 2 Roma tomatoes – sliced or chopped
  • 2 slices Whole Wheat Bread
  • 1/4 cup Basil – fresh & chopped
  • 1/3 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/3 cup White Wine Vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Fresh Black Pepper

How:

  • Preheat grill pan on medium-high heat
  • Slice Whole Wheat into 1 1/2 inch cubes
  • Place Whole Wheat & Artichoke hearts on grill
  • Drizzle with olive oil
  • Allow to grill about 6 minutes on each side – bread should be toasted & artichokes golden at tips
  • Remove & place in bowl
  • Add chopped tomatoes, basil, dash of salt and dash of pepper

Dressing:

  • Whisk: 1/3 olive oil & 1/3 white wine vinegar
  • Add 1 tsp. salt & 1 tsp. pepper

Plate Up:

  • Bowl: Bread, artichokes, tomatoes & basil
  • Pour dressing over
  • Toss & Serve

Sweetness of the whole wheat & bite from white wine vinegar & artichokes made this Panzanella another lunch favorite!

Ciao’