Crostini of artichokes & chives

Crostini of artichokes & chives

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 5 mins


Serves 6
A sophisticated starter that takes just minutes to put together

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal174
  • fat10g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs15g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre2g
  • protein6g
  • salt0.82g
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  • 390g can artichoke hearts
  • juice 1 lemon



    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 2 small garlic cloves, 1 crushed, 1 halved
  • 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 25g Parmesan, grated



    Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…

  • small bunch chives, snipped
  • 1 baguette, thinly sliced
  • few Parmesan shavings, to serve



    Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…


  1. Drain the tin of artichoke hearts and put them in a food processor with a good squeeze of lemon, the crushed garlic clove, 1 tbsp of the extra virgin olive oil, the Parmesan, a good pinch of salt and plenty of black pepper. Pulse to a chunky purée, scraping down the sides once or twice. Stir in a few snipped chives. This can be made a day ahead and chilled.

  2. Grill 12 slices of the baguette on each side until golden, rub lightly with the cut garlic clove and brush with the rest of the extra virgin olive oil. Spread generously with artichoke mix, scatter over Parmesan shavings and remaining chives, grind over pepper and serve.

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Comments (13)

lizleicester's picture

This was delicious and really easy to make. I used a small amount of onion instead of the chives because I didn't have any available but I think it would have looked better with the chives.

wenroslaw's picture

A huge hit, delicious and very easy to make.

dalgety99's picture

Quick, easy and very sophisticated!

suzlovescake's picture

This recipe was tasty and others liked it when I made it for them. I found it too garlicy though so would use much less next time, and then I think it would be a nice recipe for the summer.

faypeacock's picture

Not a huge hit. I bought some ready made crostini from M&S and they were awful - definitely not worth the short cut. The topping wasn't amazing though so I'm not sure I'd bother doing this again.

bcoppard's picture

Forgot to rate it! Six stars for this one!

bcoppard's picture

Absolutely amazing!!!!

mandster's picture

Loved this! Easy to make and great flavours.

mslumsden's picture

Delicious and sooooo easy!

sopherina's picture

I am making this for the second time for friends this eve. Last time it was a real hit. Tasty canape.

gbubble61283's picture

I will definitely be making this again! Really really tasty!!

killitcookiteatit's picture

Made this the other weekend when we had family over for a BBQ.
They all loved it, however I found the garlic a bit too strong so would use less next time.

saclian's picture

Used parsley instead of chives. Literally took a minute to make. Delicious!

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