Rating: 4.24 stars
80 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 40
  • 4 star values: 25
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2

This pasta salad is quick and easy to make. The liquid from the marinated artichoke hearts makes an excellent dressing.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
4 hrs
total:
4 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
5
Yield:
5 servings
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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of salted water to boil; add pasta and boil until al dente. Drain well and rinse with cold water.

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  • In a large mixing bowl, combine pasta, artichoke hearts, mushrooms, tomatoes, olives, parsley, basil, oregano, garlic, salt and pepper; toss well. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Before serving, season the pasta dish with salt and pepper to taste.

Nutrition Facts

155 calories; protein 4.9g; carbohydrates 23.8g; fat 5.5g; sodium 389.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (58)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2003
This recipe was a big hit. I've made it several times. I substituted Wish-Bone Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette and drained artichokes in water for a less oily dressing. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/11/2003
This was good and wonderfully easy though a little bland for our taste. Next time we'll try adding red onions and pine nuts and using fresh basil. Great for a quick dinner! Read More
(11)
80 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 40
  • 4 star values: 25
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2003
This recipe was a big hit. I've made it several times. I substituted Wish-Bone Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette and drained artichokes in water for a less oily dressing. Read More
(52)
Rating: 4 stars
05/13/2007
It was nice to have a pasta salad that was a little different. I didn't have marinated artichokes so I drained them and added 1 Tbs red wine vinegar 2 Tbs olive oil and 3 Tbs balsamic vinaigrette. Also added diced sweet onion and toasted pine nuts like another reviewer suggested and lots of chopped fresh basil and cilantro in addition to the dried oregano. Turned out great and can't wait to eat the leftovers Read More
(31)
Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2007
I made this for a baby shower and it got rave reviews! I'm making it again next week for a wedding shower, and I will certainly make it for my own family as well. I think that the only slight changes that I made were to add some toasted pine nuts and a little bit of red wine vinegar. It is so easy, since the dressing is really just the artichoke "juice". It is also very versatile - you could use whatever veggies you wanted and you could add chicken or shrimp to make it more of a main meal for those who eat meat. I definitely recommend this one! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/24/2006
This pasta salad is really good. I used canned chopped tomatoes instead of the cherry and used canned sliced mushrooms. I used a basil paste instead of dried and I used dried parsely and oregano. I chopped marinated Kalamata olives. I thought that this tasted very Mediterranean so I added some Feta cheese. After tasting it I thought it needed more cheese so I added some shredded Mozzerella as well. Next time I won't use Kalamata olives but rather the sliced black olives in a can. The salty flavor added a little TOO much with the Feta and artichokes. Maybe if I had left out the Feta the taste would've been better. VERY flavorful. Great! Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2008
This dish has become my kitchen sink staple recipe. Whichever whole wheat pasta I have on hand (fusili bowtie macaroni etc.) and the jar of artichokes are standard everything else varies as to what's in the cupboard. Olives feta or shaved parmesan and sun dried tomatoes are regulars in the mix along with pine nuts fresh basil a spoon or two of pesto and zucchini. Being a vegetarian I love that this recipe is so quick and easy and can be served warm or cold. I make it at least once a week Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2002
This is so easy and so delicious. Another thing I like about this recipe is that some of them that are like this... you have to buy a "dressing" to go on it. But this one you don't. You just use what's in the marinated artichokes. If you like pasta and you like artichokes this is great! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/11/2003
This was good and wonderfully easy though a little bland for our taste. Next time we'll try adding red onions and pine nuts and using fresh basil. Great for a quick dinner! Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
10/27/2003
This was very good. I did extra on the seasonings (as I usually do) but other than that it really was a hit for the crowd. The only problem is that most people are turned off by artichokes....until they try them! Really try to marinade it for 4 hours it is better! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2005
I thought this was excellent. I was prepared to add additional dressing to the salad as others had indicated but found that I didn't need to. The only changes I made were to use a 7-1/2 oz jar of marinated artichoke hearts and 2 cups of farfalle pasta. I also left the olives out since I don't like them. Next time I might try using fresh basil and oregano to make it even tastier. Read More
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