Healthy Lunch Ideas:
Marinated Artichoke Squares
If you're looking for some new healthy lunch ideas, you'll want to try these!
Marinated Artichoke Squares are so versatile! They make a delicious lunch or snack. Served with a salad and a serving of rice, they make a nice light supper. In the summer, they are good picnic food.
I often take these to potlucks, and they are always a hit.
These are delicious hot, straight out of the oven. They are also good cold, packed in a lunchbox.
Check that you have these staples at home
- in the cupboard
- jars of marinated artichoke hearts
- dried parsley
- dried oregano
- in the fridge or freezer
- Cheddar cheese
- bread crumbs
Get out your equipment
- a mixing bowl
- a grater
- a cutting board and sharp knife
- measuring cups and spoons
- a rectangular baking pan
- Nice to have but not necessary
- kitchen shears
- a garlic press (if not, use a sharp knife to mince the garlic)
- a spatula for spreading the batter evenly (the back of a spoon works fine, too)
1 jar (6 oz/170 mL) marinated artichoke hearts, drained
1 jar (6 oz/170 mL) marinated artichoke hearts, undrained
2 cups/500 mL grated Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup/125 mL chopped onion
4 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup/60 mL bread crumbs
1 Tbsp/15 mL dried parsley
1 clove garlic, pressed
1 tsp/5 mL dried oregano
1/4 tsp/1 mL pepper
Preheat oven to 350F/175C.
Put the drained artichokes and the undrained artichokes into a bowl.
Cut them into bite-sized pieces. (I use kitchen shears.)
Add the rest of the ingredients.
Pour the mixture into a 9 x 13 inch/24 x 34 cm baking pan.
Bake for 30 minutes.
- Use about 3 Tbsp/45 mL fresh parsley instead of dried parsley.
- Use 1 Tbsp/15 mL fresh oregano instead of dried oregano.
Ideas for making this recipe your own
- Make your own seasoned bread crumbs.
- Use another hard cheese in place of the Cheddar. How about Swiss, or mozzarella, or your favorite?
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