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Your spring and summer tables are going to need this easy Italian Marinated Artichoke Salad Recipe. It’s ready in less than 10 minutes and requires just 5 ingredients! (Plus 5 for the dressing, but I would bet you already have them in your pantry.) This artichoke heart salad is so full of flavor and color, I may be a bit biased, but I think it’s gorgeous!
The temps are finally getting a little warmer here in Minnesota and everyone in my family is excited to spend more time outside – playing, swimming, and of course, eating our meals outside, too! I like to take advantage of dinners on the deck because the warm weather doesn’t last long for us AND clean up is that much easier. (If you’ve ever seen how young kids eat, you know what I’m talking about.) More time enjoying the weather…less time cleaning up inside! I think I’ll be eating this fresh salad all spring and summer.
How To Make Artichoke Salad
This Italian marinated artichoke salad is so easy and takes less than 10 minutes. I share a few ideas on how to prep parts of it ahead of time below, if you’ll be taking it to summer parties and get-togethers. Let’s make this artichoke heart salad recipe, shall we?
First we whisk together the dressing. It’s a flavorful combination of olive oil, vinegar, and dried spices and herbs. As I mentioned, it’s just five ingredients that you probably already have.
Then it’s time to gather and prep all of your salad ingredients. Slice the tomatoes, roasted red peppers (you can buy these in a jar!), red onions, and marinated artichoke hearts. Layer the arugula in a bowl and top with vegetables.
Finally, drizzle with the Italian dressing and toss everything together again. DIG IN.
Are Marinated Artichokes Good For You?
Yes, marinated artichokes are good for you. They are a vegetable, after all!
The marinated artichokes are kept in an oil and vinegar mixture – unlike canned artichokes, which are kept in a water mixture. The oil and vinegar does add more calories, but it also helps preserve them. And, most of it is drained off before you eat them.
Artichokes are very high in fiber, which helps bring the overall net carbs down if you are keeping track of them. Speaking of carbs in artichokes…
How Many Carbs Are In Marinated Artichoke Hearts?
There are between 0-1 grams of net carbs in marinated artichoke hearts per serving. I figured you’d be interested in this, so I checked out a few different brands for you. I knew that marinated artichokes were low in carbs, but I was pleasantly surprised to find out they were so low! The exact amount will depend a bit on the brand you use, so check your jar for exact nutrition stats if that’s important to you.
What Is In Artichoke Salad?
Artichoke salads vary a bit, of course. Some are made up of mostly artichokes, but I wanted to add some greens to mine! This adds more bulk, more nutrition, and more color – all good things in my opinion. This artichoke salad is a delicious blend of:
- Marinated artichoke hearts
- Peppery arugula
- Sweet roasted red peppers
- Juicy grape tomatoes
- Punchy red onion slices
- Homemade Italian salad dressing
And you can always add more to your marinated artichoke salad recipes. Olives, feta cheese, pepperoncini peppers, diced salami, mozzarella pearls, grilled chicken strips…GO WILD. The possibilities are endless.
Can You Make Italian Artichoke Salad Ahead of Time?
You can make some of this artichoke heart salad ahead of time. The dressing will definitely keep for 5-7 days in the fridge.
And the other ingredients can be prepped ahead if you like. I would recommend portioning out and chopping the artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers, and red onions.
PRO TIP: Don’t dress the salad until you are ready to serve it. While the arugula is heartier than some other salad greens, you don’t want it to get soggy if it’s sitting in the dressing for too long.
What To Serve With Artichoke Heart Salad
In the spirit of upcoming warm summer nights, artichoke salad recipes like this one don’t need much! Grill up some chicken or steak for the ultimate salad-for-dinner situation. Here are some other ideas that don’t require a grill:
- Easy Baked Parmesan Tilapia Recipe with Mayo
- Easy Crispy Oven Baked Chicken Thighs Recipe
- The Best Juicy Burger Recipe (Stove or Grill)
- Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Wings Recipe
Tools To Make Italian Marinated Artichoke Salad Recipe:
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- Whiskware Dressing Shaker – To make and store this homemade Italian dressing – or any other dressings you like!
- Ceramic Paring Knife – This makes slicing vegetables easy. Perfect for artichoke heart salad recipes and beyond.
- Glass Nesting Bowls – Great for tossing this artichoke salad together, and nice enough to serve it from too!
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Italian Marinated Artichoke Salad Recipe
An easy Italian marinated artichoke salad recipe in just 10 minutes! Only 5 ingredients (+ 5 in the dressing) is all this artichoke heart salad needs.
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Marinated Artichoke Salad:
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In a large bowl, combine all the salad ingredients.
In a small bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients, until emulsified.
Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss to coat.
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Serving size: 1 cup
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