Spring Artichoke Salad

Salad as the main attraction? Chef James Brockman created this gorgeous salad as a side dish for a spring feast, but it's so delicious, it just might hog the spotlight.
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The recipe uses canned artichokes, which cuts down on the cost, but the lush array of fresh vegetables—juicy cherry tomatoes, crisp green beans and hearty red potatoes—makes the dish ultralively. Serve with our Lamb Chops with Apricot Horseradish Sauce or Roasted Boneless Leg of Lamb. Or pair it with Monkey Bread and a delicious soup like Roasted Butternut Squash and Apple Bisque.
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  • Total Time : 30 minutes
  • Prep Time : 20 minutes
  • Servings : Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 3/4 pound red potatoes, quartered
  • 1/2 pound green beans, cut into
    2-inch pieces
  • *Two 6 oz. jars marinated artichoke quarters (reserve 2 Tablespoons of the marinade)
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice or orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 Tablespoons parsley, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste

*Most commercially bought packaged artichokes come in a marinade that is appropriate for this recipe.
 

Directions

step 1Bring a large pot of water to boil. Add the green beans and blanch until crisp and tender, about 1 minute. Remove the beans from the hot water with a strainer or slotted spoon and refresh in a pot or bowl of cold water. Pat the beans dry to remove excess water.
step 2Add the quartered red potatoes to the same pot of water and cook until the potatoes are tender, about 8 minutes. Drain and cool.
step 3Drain the artichoke hearts, reserving 2 Tablespoons of the marinade. In a bowl, add the reserved 2 Tablespoons of artichoke marinade, plus the olive oil, lemon juice (or orange juice), Dijon mustard, parsley, oregano and orange zest. Whisk together until combined.
step 4Add the potatoes, green beans, artichoke hearts and cherry tomatoes to the bowl of dressing from Step 3 and toss to combine.
step 5Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

chef's notes

You can make the dressing ahead of time (leaving out the artichokes and
artichoke marinade) and store it in a Ziploc® brand Twist ’n Loc® Container for up to two days.

The boiled potatoes can also be made ahead of time and stored in a Ziploc® brand Storage Bag for up to two days.
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Diane, SC Johnson home care expert
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3/10/2010 , 
JUDITH  G.
Looks great going to try it for my grandson's 2yr brithday party. But could you please include the nutritional facts. I need them with the reciepes. and it is two pages any way. Thanks
4/24/2009 , 
valaria  s.
Great!!!1 Thanks just what I needed on a hot day in Georgia. Fresh, easy, filling salad.
4/9/2009 , 
KRISTEN  B.
OMG. I JUST KNOW THIS IS GOING TO BE SOOOOOOO GOOD,YUMMY.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/4 of salad (287g)
Serving Amount 4
Calories 270
Calories From Fat 140
Total Fat 15g
Saturated Fat 1.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 360mg
Total Carbohydrates 31g
Dietary Fiber 7g
Sugars 2g
Protein 7g
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Compu-Food Analysis, Inc.