Makes 14 canapés
This is a nice little veggie canapé idea. In Spain there are so many artichokes around that I had to start experimenting and this is what I came up with. At first they take a bit of patience but once you have mastered the first three, you’ll be whizzing through them and trust me, the ooh’s and ah’s from your guests will make it worth all the while!
1 large courgette
20g pine nuts
2 artichoke hearts (in brine) drained & chopped
2 sun dried tomatoes, drained of oil and chopped
1 tsp lemon juice
2 tsp chives, finely chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
1. Peel 14 vertical strips of courgette using a potato peeler.
2. Bring a large pan of water to the boil, blanch the courgette for 30 seconds and then refresh in a bowl of cold water.
3. Put the pine nuts, artichokes, tomatoes and lemon juice into a food processor and blend until smooth, then add the chives.
4. Lay the courgette strips flat and spread a tsp of the mixture on top. Then roll up gently and stand upright. Garnish with extra chives and thin strips of sun dried tomatoes.