Amazing Artichokes

Amazing Artichokes

Besides the distinctively delicious flavor artichokes add to this pasta salad recipe, they are a very nutritious vegetable! Artichokes are low-calorie and nutrient-rich. Artichokes are an excellent source of fiber and vitamin C, and a good source of folate and magnesium. Artichokes are also a natural source of antioxidants which we need for healthy cells. Try this salad; add great flavor to your salad repertoire…while doing something healthy for yourself!

 

Artichoke Pasta Salad:

Ingredients:

1 cup whole grain pasta

1 (6 1/2 ounce) jar marinated artichoke hearts, undrained

12 cup fresh mushrooms, quartered

1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

1 cup pitted black olives, drained

½ cup feta cheese, crumbled

1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

12 teaspoon dried basil

12 tablespoon dried oregano

2 cloves garlic, minced

salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

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

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