Easy artichoke pasta salad

    4 hours 20 min

    Combine a jar of your favourite artichoke hearts in herbed oil with veg and pasta, and you have a quick and easy vegetarian pasta salad that's perfect for picnicking!

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    Serves: 5 

    • 100g macaroni, or other pasta
    • 1 jar artichoke heart antipasto (in oil)
    • 50g mushrooms, quartered
    • 150g cherry tomatoes, halved
    • 140g pitted black olives
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
    • 1/2 tablespoon dried oregano
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • salt and pepper to taste

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:4hr  ›  Ready in:4hr20min 

    1. Bring a large pan of salted water to boil; add pasta and boil until al dente. Drain well and rinse with cold water.
    2. In a large mixing bowl, combine pasta, artichoke hearts, mushrooms, tomatoes, olives, parsley, basil, oregano, garlic, salt and pepper; toss well. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Before serving, season the pasta dish with salt and pepper to taste.

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    This recipe was a big hit. I've made it several times. I substituted Wish-Bone Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette and drained artichokes in water for a less oily dressing.  -  03 Aug 2000  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    It was nice to have a pasta salad that was a little different. I didn't have marinated artichokes so I drained them and added 1 Tbs red wine vinegar, 2 Tbs olive oil and 3 Tbs balsamic vinaigrette. Also added diced sweet onion and toasted pine nuts like another reviewer suggested and lots of chopped fresh basil and cilantro in addition to the dried oregano. Turned out great and can't wait to eat the leftovers  -  13 May 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I made this for a baby shower and it got rave reviews! I'm making it again next week for a wedding shower, and I will certainly make it for my own family as well. I think that the only slight changes that I made were to add some toasted pine nuts and a little bit of red wine vinegar. It is so easy, since the dressing is really just the artichoke "juice". It is also very versatile - you could use whatever veggies you wanted and you could add chicken or shrimp to make it more of a main meal for those who eat meat. I definitely recommend this one!  -  08 Apr 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)