A Simple Artichoke Salad


I love this salad: its simple, healthy (did you know artichokes are meant to be good for everything ranging from the liver to the skin?!) and above all its delicious. I could have added a million things to spice up this salad: olives, kidney beans, cherry tomatoes, and the list goes on... I didn't though just because I was in the mood for something more plain and the dressing added the perfect amount of zing for me.

Feel free to play around with the ingredients to your liking though...
Ingredients:
6 large artichoke hearts
Juice of 1 lemon
1 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped

For the dressing
Juice of 1 lemon
1 tablespoon vinegar
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1 garlic clove, minced

To make the dressing, combine all the ingredients together. Taste and season to your liking (add a pinch of cumin if you like).

Cut the artichoke hearts into bite-sized pieces. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, and add the juice of one lemon and the artichokes (you add the lemon so that the artichokes do not turn color and get too dark). Boil the artichoke for about 20 minutes or until cooked through.

Remove the artichokes from the water and set aside in a bowl to cool. Once cooled add the parsley and dressing. Mix thoroughly so that the artichokes are completely coated.

Chill in the refrigerator and serve cold.

Serves 4

If you liked this recipe then you must try:
Fattoush Salad
Tebbouleh Salad

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18 comments:

  1. I love how simple and delicious this salad is! Artichokes are yummy!

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  2. This sounds fresh and delicious. Artichokes with lemon are so good!

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  3. i didn't know artichokes were that wonderful for you :) this looks delicious!

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  4. Did you took the artichokes hearts yourself out of the artichoke? Or did you buy them in a pot filled with oil? This salad looks so lovely!!!

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  5. I know only too well the great nutritious value this darling of a veggie offers, but you just made it just more delicious!

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  6. Are these artichoke hearts from a jar? That looks easy and yummy!

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  7. Artichokes are among my favorite thing to eat, though I don't eat them very often. In salads think they're divine & I love how artichokes are the main thing in this one!

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  8. Sometimes it's the simple foods that are the best. It's like taking a photo ... let the food speak for it's self. Don't always need the filler just the food is sometimes best.

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  9. Thank you everyone :) The artichokes are fresh but from a jar would work just fine as well

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  10. I am going to have to try and artichoke heart salad. It sounds good!

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  11. This looks simply wonderful. My (homeopathic) doctor has been telling me to eat artichokes actually for the liver! So I'll have to get right on this.

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  12. A lovely salad and as you say, it can be played up and down to heart's delight. Just goes to show again...simple is the way to go.
    ronell

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  13. This looks so good! I have 2 jars of artichokes that I can't decide what to do with - thinking of putting them on pizza but after seeing this salad I might have to think again!

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  14. This dish looks delicious. I am such a huge fan of artichokes!

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  15. Simple, lovely recipe. I've actually been struggling to find ways to make good use of artichokes, but this is a promising start. If you have any more artichoke-recipes, please keep 'em coming!

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  16. To Maris: Mmm... id say go Artichoke Pizza! (haha, one of my favorite foods to be honest =) ) but this salad looks delicious as well, so you can't really go wrong.

    Happy eating.

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  17. Loved it - I used two cans of artichoke hearts instead because it was a little easier :)

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