Thursday, July 16, 2009

Awesome Artichoke Salad

Looking for a special summer salad? Here it is. Perfect for a BBQ crowd, lunch or dinner - it's cheap and easy to make.

1. Boil a pot of salted water.

2. Cut ends off a half pound of string beans.

3. Blanch string beans until they become bright green. No more than three minutes. Pull them out of the water immediately and drop them in an ice bath to stop the cooking.

4. Once cooled, pat the string beans dry and put them in a bowl.

5. Add three cans organic artichoke hearts.

6. Add sundried tomatoes (packed in oil) to bowl.

To make dressing, in a blender, combine:
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove
  • a bunch of basil leaves
  • salt
  • pepper

7. Pour dressing over artichokes, beans and sundried tomatoes. Then mix it all up.

Not only is it delicious, it's gorgeous! Enjoy!



  1. Oh wow -- this sounds awesome! I love artichoke hearts, but I'm the only one who really likes them.

    Do you have any other artichoke recipes?

  2. I love artochokes hearts, and this salad looks fresh and delicious, love it!!!

  3. YUM!!! Oh I LOVE artichokes! thanks for sharing!!!

  4. Oh man this looks so good! I hope you'll link all these great recipes you post at the Krazy Kitchen!

  5. It's gorgeous for sure!
    I love sun-dried tomatoes, they really pair well with artichokes and basil. Great summer, Mediterranean flavours in this salad!

  6. What a lovely salad this is!!!

    I just like to digg in!!! MMMMMMMM,...