A quick and easy, crowd-pleasing dish that can be prepared two different ways, this Artichoke, Sun-Dried Tomato and Feta Appetizer is the perfect addition to your next party menu!

Artichoke, sun-dried tomato and feta triangles on plate, next to same ingredient dip

Since I was a little girl, I have loved artichokes. In fact, I love them just about any way they can be prepared – steamed, broiled, fried, baked in a casserole – or stirred into a scrumptious mayo mixture, like this Artichoke, Sun-Dried Tomato and Feta Appetizer. My favorite way to serve this dish is as small wedges on pita bread. These little triangles are bursting with flavor – without calling for a lot of ingredients, just the right, super flavorful ingredients. A total of only seven, in fact!

Artichoke hearts, feta, sun-dried tomatoes, mayonnaise, garlic and a bit of Tabasco are blended together, spread on pita rounds, then cut into triangles and baked until bubbly and brown. YUM! I like to add a bit of chopped green onion and pine nuts to finish them off.

close up of artichoke, sun-dried tomato and feta triangles on a white plate

 

If you are pressed for time, just spoon the artichoke mixture into a shallow baking dish and bake until bubbly hot; serve with pita chips on the side.

So, besides the artichokes, why do I love these little bites? Well,
1. They are super delicious!
2. They are quick and easy to prepare.
3. They are a two-bite appetizer, which I find my guests at larger parties prefer.
4. Spread can also be served as a dip, making it even quicker and easier to prepare – and this serving method works well with a smaller gathering (6 to 8 people).
5. The spread can be made ahead of time, and either refrigerated or frozen.

Go ahead and give them a try – you won’t be sorry!

Artichoke, Sun-Dried Tomato and Feta Appetizer

artichoke, sundried tomato and feta triangles on platter
  • Author: (By Lee Clayton Roper)
  • Yield: Makes 96 triangles; dip serves 10 to 12
  • Category: appetizers, easy entertaining

Ingredients

1 (14-ounce) artichoke hearts in water, drained, patted dry and chopped

6 ounces feta cheese crumbles (break up larger pieces)

4 ounces oil-packed sundried tomatoes, drained, patted dry and chopped

1 cup mayonnaise

1 teaspoon chopped fresh garlic

A few dashes Tabasco sauce

6 large pita rounds (I like Falafel King brand) – if making triangles

Chopped green onion, for garnish (optional)

Toasted pine nuts, for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the artichoke hearts, cheese, tomatoes, mayonnaise, garlic and Tabasco. Set aside.

To make triangles:

  1. Split each pita horizontally into 2 rounds. Spread with artichoke mixture.
  2. Cut each round into 8 pieces. Place on a cookie sheet and bake for 5 to 7 minutes or until filling is bubbly hot and crust is starting to brown.
  3. Garnish with chopped onion and pine nuts (if using) and serve.

To make dip:

  1. Spoon artichoke mixture in a shallow greased 1 1/2-quart casserole dish.
  2. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until bubbly hot. Serve with pita chips.

Notes

Make ahead: artichoke mixture can be made up to 2 days ahead, covered and refrigerated. It can also be frozen for up to 1 month.

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