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For the third recipe in #BrunchWeek, I went looking to my Mom’s recipes for inspiration. Her recipe boxes never disappoint. With Mother’s Day coming up I’m missing her a lot. I found an old, yellowed card with a recipe for artichoke spread. It looked vintage. It also sounds a bit vintage with a mayonnaise base.
I decided to use the Cento artichokes but add the sun-dried tomatoes for color and flavor. My Mom was always about color. She would often say about a dish, “it needs some green”. Now I look at food the same way she did. So taking one of her recipes and making it a bit better with a few extra ingredients to make artichoke and sun-dried tomato spread.
Sometimes brunch is a big affair but other times it’s small and more intimate. This artichoke and sun-dried tomato spread can be easily doubled or tripled for a larger crowd or enjoyed by just a few as it’s written.
If you don’t drain the artichokes or sun-dried tomatoes the spread will be oily. You can even pat them a bit with a paper towel. I chopped the sun-dried tomatoes finely but roughly chopped the artichokes for texture.
I served this spread with crackers but you could use celery or carrots and even crostini would be nice. It’s really suitable for just about any dipper.
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- 6 ounces artichoke hearts, drained (I used Cento)
- 3 - 4 sun-dried tomatoes, drained (I used Cento)
- 2 medium garlic cloves, peeled
- ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- Pepper, to taste
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a bowl mix mayonnaise, grated Parmesan cheese and pepper.
- Coarsely chop artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes and garlic.
- Add to mayonnaise mixture.
- Scrape mixture into a ½ quart baking dish. Bake, uncovered, in preheated 350 degree oven for 20 minutes until mixture is bubbly and slightly browned.
- Serve hot with crackers.