This recipe came together completely by accident. Another day of icy roads and fresh snow kept me inside—rummaging through my pantry like a bear, hungry after a winter of hibernation. Though my next trip to the store would have to wait, toasty artichoke melt tartines layered with creamy hummus, buttery nutritional yeast, marinated artichoke hearts and vegan mozzarella-style cheese would not. And then there’s the scattering of fresh thyme, olive oil and flaky sea salt to top it all off.
Incredibly simple and delicious, there’s something quite satisfying about pulling a few ingredients together to create a memorable meal. Whether prepared with staples you already have on hand, or what you find at your local grocer, tartines are a wonderful vehicle for a fast, relaxing and flavorful meal. Especially in the face of less than accommodating weather!
Warm, melty “cheese” layered over savory artichokes are always welcome on a snowy day!
Tucked away in my cupboard, jarred, marinated artichokes are one of those key pantry staples I always have laying around. They are as essential as say, salt or olive oil. From dips and vinaigrettes to pizza toppings and tartines, marinated artichokes provide quick flavor to any meal.
Nutritional yeast is a wonderful source of vitamin B12 and has a savory, cheesy flavor. It works beautifully in this recipe, giving the tartines a buttery flavor. You can find nutritional yeast at most grocery stores in the bulk or natural foods section.
With snowy pathways sparkling amidst wintry sunlight, these artichoke melt tartines were enjoyed by my family most readily as a quick lunch. Although, they’d also be wonderful for brunch or dinner. And though tartines are welcome any time of year, this recipe pairs particularly well with a warm and cheerful fireplace, fuzzy slippers and a glass of white wine.