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Crispy Artichoke Hearts Bites [ 439cal. vegan, low fat ]

by Tina
Crispy Artichoke Hearts Bites

I just love making healthy snack-type recipes, especially during summer when we do spend more time chilling in the garden while enjoying some lighter meals and huge salads. These crispy artichoke hearts bites are light, they have a nice texture thanks to the marinated artichoke hearts. I used some vegan Worcester sauce to flavor it and corn crumbs help to make the breading crispy when baking.

Crispy Artichoke Hearts Bites

I chopped all the ingredients real fine but when combined I also pulsed the mixture a few times in my small food processor to make it stick together a little easier. I used chickpea flour as binding agent in these Crispy Artichoke Hearts Bites and also a shallot, bell pepper, celery to add texture and flavor. You find the complete printable recipe below this post.

Crispy Artichoke Hearts Bites

I found these corn crumbs at our grocery store, it is gorgeous yellow and makes these bites look so much prettier than regular breadcrumbs. They also get nice and crispy when baking. You can of course use any breadcrumb you like, even crushed corn flakes would work.

Crispy Artichoke Hearts Bites

I oven baked ours to make them lighter and oil free. I am so happy with these baking sheets! I have been using them for a while now and they work just great. PBA free and so easy to clean!

Crispy Artichoke Hearts Bites

I love to serve them with ketchup, we got a sugar free one at our store, I add some stevia or maple syrup to it to make it a bit sweeter. A vegan mayo would also be nice but I really love this new sauce I made with cooked cauliflower and cashews. The recipe is also below this post.

Crispy Artichoke Hearts Bites

For more healthy snack ideas check my Chickpea Tuna Sliders, Ratatouille Bruschetta and Spinach Artichoke Hummus, all gluten free, vegan and low in fat.

If you would like to save this recipe you can print it or pin the picture below to your Pinterest board,

Tina x

crispy artichoke hearts bites

Crispy Artichoke Hearts Bites & Cauliflower Dip

Delicious crispy and light snack bites with a low fat dip.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 2 portions
Calories: 439kcal
Author: Tina

Equipment

  • oven

Ingredients

Crispy Artichoke Hearts Bites

  • 1 can artichoke hearts in water, rinsed, chopped finely mine were marinated
  • 2 medium sticks of celery diced finely
  • 1/4 cup chickpea flour
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1/2 orange bell pepper diced very small
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 medium shallot diced finely
  • 1/2 cup corn or other crumbs of choice for coating
  • 1/2 cup plant based milk if needed
  • salt and pepper to taste

Cauliflower Ranch Dip, low fat

  • 1/4 cup cashews, soaked for 4 hours
  • 1 small head of cauliflower steamed till soft
  • 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp. finely chopped pasrley
  • 2 tsp. finely chopped dill
  • 1 tsp. horseradish, optional but delicious
  • 2 tsp. onion powder
  • 2 to 4 tbsp. water, to make the blending easier
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Crispy Artichoke Hearts Bites

  • Mix all the ingredients for the artichoke bites except for the crumbs and plant based milk. Season to taste. I pulsed it in a food processor for a couple of seconds to make it slightly finer than it was chopped by hand. It tends to be easier to shape when there are no big chunks in the mixture. 
  • If too sticky add an extra tbsp. of flour but don’t make it too dry just enough so it is easier to make balls out of it.
  • I took about 2 Tbsp. of the mixture per ball, paddies are a bit easier to form. Be sure to flour your hands to make it less sticky.
  • I double coated these, first in the crumbs, then a little plant based milk and one more time in the crumbs.
  • Bake in a preheated oven on 375F/180C for about 20 to 25 minutes, turn half way, until crispy and golden.
  • Serve with dips! Keep in the fridge for up to 3 days. 

Cauliflower Ranch Dip ( low fat )

  • Blend the soaked cashews, steamed cauliflower, horseradish, onion powder, apple cider vinegar and water until creamy. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Fold in the chopped herbs.
  • Keep in the fridge for up to 3 days. This will make a nice amount of dip which you can use on veggies, crudites and sandwiches. 

Notes

You can of course easily double or triple the recipe of the crispy Artichoke Bites to feed a bigger crowd!

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2 comments

Kirsten September 12, 2018 - 20:03

These look so good! My daughter is allergic to cashews (and all other tree nuts) so I am wondering if I could replace them with something else? Maybe pumpkin seeds?

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Tina September 13, 2018 - 12:20

Hi Kirsten,
you could replace it with tahini, it gets nice and creamy, hemp seeds get creamy too but indeed you could try with pumpkin or sunflower seeds. They key would be that you let these two soak before blending it to get it as creamy as possible. Thank you and let me know how it turned out!
Tina x

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