Aegean Artichoke & Penne Pasta Salad

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Preparation time
10 mins
Cooking time
1 mins
1 people
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6.00 NOS
fresh baby artichokes
1.00 cup
Lemon juice
1.00 gram
Penne Pasta
1.00 cup
tomato juice
2.00 tbsp
Olive oil
2.00 NOS
cloves garlic
3.00 tbsp
fresh parsley
3.00 tbsp
fresh basil
1.00 tsp
1.00 tsp
Black Pepper Powder
1.00 cup
fresh tomato
1.00 cup
olives -- Kalamata
2.00 tbsp
1.00 cup
feta cheese
Aegean Artichoke & Penne Pasta Salad

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  • ·         6  fresh baby artichokes
  • ·         1/4  cup   lemon juice
  • ·         1/2  pound    penne pasta
  • ·         1/2  cup   tomato juice
  • ·         2      tablespoons   olive oil
  • ·         Juice of one lemon
  • ·         2      cloves        garlic  — minced
  • ·         3      tablespoons   fresh parsley
  • ·         3 tablespoons fresh basil  — or 1 tsp. dried
  • ·         1/2    teaspoon  salt
  • ·         1/4    teaspoon   black pepper
  • ·         1/2   cup    fresh tomato  — chopped
  • ·         1/2  cup  olives  — Kalamata
  • ·         2    tablespoons   capers
  • ·         1/2  cup  feta cheese  — optional
  • 1.  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.

2.  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.

 3.  To make salad

dressing: combine tomato juice, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, parsley,

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. your Aegean Artichoke & Penne Pasta Salad is ready to enjoy.

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  1. Make sure your Pasta Is not Overcooked otherwise salad will be messy .and wont taste good .

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