Artichoke and Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta Salad

Artichoke and Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta Salad Recipe
Photo: Antonis Achilleos; Styling: Gerri Williams for James Reps

Recipe Time

Prep: 25 Minutes
Cook: 35 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 387
Fat 16 g
Satfat 2 g
Protein 10 g
Carbohydrate 54 g
Fiber 6 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 419 mg

Ingredients

2 8-oz. boxes frozen artichoke hearts, thawed, patted dry
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
6 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and pepper
1 pound rotini pasta
1 7.5-oz. jar sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained, thinly sliced, oil reserved
1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced (about 1/2 cup)
1/3 cup pitted green olives, sliced
1/4 cup capers, drained and rinsed
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
Zest and 1 Tbsp. juice from 1 lemon
1/2 cup chopped, loosely packed flat-leaf parsley

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Toss artichokes with crushed red pepper, garlic and 2 Tbsp. olive oil; season with salt and pepper. Place in a single layer on a large baking sheet and bake until garlic is golden and edges of artichokes begin to brown, 20 to 25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cool slightly.

2. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Cook pasta until just tender, about 8 minutes. Rinse under cold water; drain. Transfer to a serving bowl. Toss with tomatoes, onion, olives and artichokes.

3. In a bowl, roughly mash capers with a fork. Stir in vinegar, mustard and lemon zest and juice. Measure 2 Tbsp. oil from sun-dried tomatoes; add to remaining olive oil. Slowly pour oil into vinegar mixture, whisking. Pour over pasta mixture; toss. Stir in parsley. Season with salt and pepper. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

May 2013
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