Make-Ahead Artichoke Salad
If I want leftovers when I take this salad to an event, I have to leave some at home because the bowl is always scraped clean! —Mary Lou Chernik, Taos, New Mexico
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
- 1-1/2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 1 can (14 ounces) water-packed artichoke hearts, rinsed, drained and quartered
- 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
- 1/4 pound fresh mushrooms, quartered
- 2/3 cup chopped red onion
- 1/2 cup chopped sweet yellow pepper
- 1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper
- 1. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the first seven ingredients; shake well. In a large bowl, combine the artichokes, olives, mushrooms, onion and peppers. Add dressing; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 24 hours.
- 2. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before serving. Serve with a slotted spoon.
3/4 cup: 138 calories, 10g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 359mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
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