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Artichoke Crostini with Hummus

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One of the things I’ve learned about myself over the years is that I like to take care of people, especially in the form of feeding them. It might be a simple peanut butter and jelly sandwich for Aaron to take with him to work, a batch of carrot cake cupcakes for a friend’s birthday, or homemade granola for my local animal shelter’s bake sale (because I also love to take care of animals). And as an extension of this, I’ve learned that I really enjoy hosting small gatherings of family and friends.

The only hold up for me was that I used to think hosting needed to be an elaborate production—lots of made-from-scratch food options, a few different drinks, and my house in tip-top shape. It was a lot of work and it quickly became an obstacle to inviting people over in the first place.

Slowly but surely I’ve been letting go of my perfectionistic tendencies and realizing that when life gets busy, or I don’t feel like adding another to-do to my list, it’s absolutely worthwhile to go semi-homemade. This mental shift means more time to relax and socialize, while still doing what I love: feeding people. In the afternoons, instead of inviting family and friends over for a set meal, I’ll instead put out what I like to call the Unofficial Meal. It’s a low-key, pre-dinner hangout that’s more about having meaningful conversations than trying to keep up with doing the dishes.

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To keep things simple and wholesome, here’s what I’ve been serving:

sliced baguette + gluten-free crackers

Sabra Hummus (the Roasted Garlic and Olive Tapenade flavors are two of my favorites, and Aaron loves their Roasted Red Pepper)

fresh fruit: grapes, strawberries—whatever looks best at the market

olives, especially castelvetrano

kombucha or water kefir (because I always have at least one batch brewing)

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From there, I’ll assemble a few ingredients to make something that feels homemade. Crostini is my go-to because I already have the baguette and hummus, and then I’ll add to it based on the other ingredients I have on hand. For this week’s version I made grilled artichoke crostini with Sabra Roasted Garlic Hummus, a sprinkle of red pepper flakes for heat, and garnished them with a few mint leaves from our thriving potted plant. It ended up being a really delicious spread and it took me less than 15 minutes to prepare.

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I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July! I’m wishing you a stress-free week with at least one Unofficial Meal. Here’s to chill, pre-dinner hangouts and making the time to connect with the people around us!


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sabra Hummus. We love their simple, fresh ingredients and beautifully garnished hummus.

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Artichoke Crostini with Hummus

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Artichoke Crostini with Hummus

Vegan,

Serves: 4-6


Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Total Time: 13 minutes

A simple and seasonal crostini recipe, with a layer of garlic hummus, grilled artichoke hearts, and fresh mint. Under 15 minutes start to finish!

Artichoke Crostini with Hummus | picklesnhoney.com #appetizer #artichoke #crostini #recipe

Artichoke Crostini with Hummus

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Ingredients

  • 1 baguette, sliced
  • extra virgin olive oil, for drizzling
  • 1 medium clove garlic, cut in half
  • 1 container Sabra Garlic Hummus
  • 1 medium jar grilled & marinated artichoke hearts, sliced in half
  • small handful fresh mint leaves
  • few pinches red pepper flakes
  • sea salt and pepper, to taste

Cuisine: Vegan Servings: 4-6

Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 8 minutes Total Time: 13 minutes

A simple and seasonal crostini recipe, with a layer of garlic hummus, grilled artichoke hearts, and fresh mint. Under 15 minutes start to finish!

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Add the baguette slices to the baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Toast for 8 minutes, or until golden and crispy. Remove from the oven and rub with the cut side of the garlic.
  • Assemble the crostini: add a layer of hummus, half of an artichoke heart, 1-2 mint leaves, and a small pinch of red pepper flakes. Season with salt and pepper, then finish with a drizzle of olive oil.

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  1. Kristy says

    These look ah-mazing! Simple meals are my jam. I always have hummus and bread and olives too. 🙂

  2. Hanne says

    I must say my husband is a total Hummus snob and the only store bought one he will eat is Sabra. Your crostini looks wonderful. I have to remember to cut myself some slack and use some store bought products wisely so I am not a total wreck when my guests arrive. If you want a laugh watch The Zohan and you’ll see how ridiculous Israelis are about hummus, like my big sweet Israeli husband is. Have a gorgeous week end. -Hanne

  3. Lilly says

    I’m obsessed with Sabra hummus, especially the garlic one! This is my kind of appetizer because it’s so easy. I love having recipe ideas like this in my back pocket for when guests come over on short notice. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Irina says

    This looks so delicious! Thank you for sharing:)

    1. Thank you, Irina! 🙂

  5. Olivia says

    I’m all about easy entertaining. I always enjoy hosting, but having to do a bunch of food preparations makes me stressed. Usually I just set out some pre-made dips and veggie crudites, but your crostini is definitely better. I like that it’s a homemade touch without a lot of extra work.

  6. Beth says

    This is such a great idea for entertaining! I always have things like artichoke hearts and hummus at the ready for when people come over. Having a few pre-made components can be a life saver. 🙂 Sabra is one of my favorite kinds of hummus.

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