Cooking Index - Cooking Recipes & IdeasArtichoke & Penne Pasta Salad Recipe - Cooking Index

Artichoke & Penne Pasta Salad

Type: Pasta, Vegetables
Courses: Salads
Serves: 4 people
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Recipe Ingredients

6   Fresh baby artichokes
1/4 cup 59mlLemon juice
1/2 lb 227g / 8ozPenne
1/2 cup 118mlTomato juice
2 tablespoons 30mlOlive oil
  Juice of one lemon
2   Cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons 45mlFresh parsley
3 tablespoons 45mlFresh basil or 1 teaspoons dried
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlSalt
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlBlack pepper
1/2 cup 31g / 1.1ozFresh tomato, chopped
1/2 cup 118mlKalamata olives
2 tablespoons 30mlCapers
1/2 cup 73g / 2.6ozFeta cheese (optional)

Recipe Instructions

Cut stems off artichokes. Peel off tough outer leaves to reveal yellow-green hearts. Cut artichokes into quarters. Combine 1/4 cup lemon juice with 2 cups water in a medium bowl. Add artichokes to lemon water and toss to prevent discoloration. Drain. Steam artichokes until tender, about 20 minutes. Chill.

Meanwhile, in a large pot, bring 2 quarts water to a rapid boil. Add 1 teaspoon salt and penne. Cook penne until al dente, about 10 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water.

To make salad dressing: combine tomato juice, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, parlsey, basil, salt and pepper in a food processor or blender and puree for 30 seconds. 4. Toss together artichokes, penne, capers, olives and feta cheese in a large bowl salad bowl. Pour dressing over and toss well.


Average rating:

Unrated, please add a rating

Submit your rating:

Click a star to rate this recipe.