I have served these easy squares at my last two parties. They are yummy, healthy, savoury (to balance out all the sweets at most of my parties!) and easy to make. They are just exotic enough that everyone wants to know what they will taste like, but they look very ordinary so they are not intimidating. Wonderful stuff!
adapted from Tis the Season: Vegetarian Christmas Cookbook
makes 20 squares
2 cans of artichokes packed in water, or 2 jars (6 oz) of marinated artichokes
1 medium onion, diced
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
1 slice of whole wheat bread, crumbled
1/2 t dried oregano
2 t hot pepper sauce
2 c grated strong cheese
Drain the artichokes. If you are using marinated artichokes, reserve 2 T marinade. Finely chop the artichokes.
Saute the onion and garlic gently in a pan for 5 minutes. Let cool.
Mix the onion and garlic with the artichokes and all the remaining ingredients.
Pour into a greased 20 cm (8 inch) square pan.
Bake at 350F/175C for 25 minutes or until lightly browned.
Let cool and then cut into 20 pieces.