About this recipe: A quick and easy penne pasta salad with broccoli, red pepper and marinated artichoke hearts. Sometimes I use feta cheese instead of Parmesan.
Parmesan cheese is not truly vegetarian, as it contains animal rennet. To make this dish 100% vegetarian, omit the cheese or find a suitable vegetarian substitute made without animal rennet. In supermarkets look for the 'parmesan style hard cheeses' which are suitable for vegetarians.
Used different ingredients. The name says it all — easy! However, it is a little bland. I have added little more parmesan cheese, artichokes and marinade. I have also added black olives and sun-dried tomatoes in oil. The oil which soaks up the flavour of the sun-dried tomatoes really adds flavour to the salad. Couple tablespoons will do the trick. - 15 Sep 2008
Altered ingredient amounts. This is excellent! I've been in search of a good tasting, easy, pasta salad and this is it. I especially loved the artichoke hearts, so I doubled the required recipe. Thanks for sharing! - 15 Sep 2008