The Complete Idiots Guide to The Mediterranean Diet

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Marinated Artichoke Salad from The Complete Idiot’s Guide to The Mediterranean Diet

Chef Stephanie Green, RD

The flavors of an antipasto platter are combined here for a quick and delicious salad.

Yield: 3 cups

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Serving Size: 1/2 cup

Each serving has:
90 calories 5 g total fat 1.5 g saturated fat
3 g protein 9 g carbohydrates 3 g fiber
5 mg cholesterol 600 mg sodium

1/3 cup canned artichoke hearts in water, drained
1/4 cup kalamata olives, chopped
1/3 cup jarred roasted red peppers, chopped
1/4 cup feta, crumbled
2 TB. red onion, finely chopped
1 TB. extra virgin olive oil
1 TB. balsamic vinegar
1 clove garlic, finely minced
1 TB. fresh parsley, finely chopped
1/8 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1/8 tsp. kosher salt

Combine artichoke hearts, kalamata olives, red peppers, feta, onion, olive oil, vinegar, garlic, parsley, salt and pepper in a mixing bowl. Mix well.

Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes or longer to allow flavors to meld.

Variation: Add 2 oz. each of sliced cheese and salami and serve on a bed of mixed greens.

Copyright 2010 by Kimberly A. Tessmer, Rd, LD, and Chef Stephanie Green, RD