Marinated Artichoke Hearts Pasta Salad is a quick and delicious recipe you can make in under 30 minutes. It’s perfect as a side dish, a main meal, or to bring to potlucks. Marinated Artichoke Hearts Pasta Salad is naturally vegan and can be made gluten-free.
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It’s so easy!
I’ve been making this pasta salad for years. The recipe originated from a Sunset cookbook I owned years ago.
Do you remember those cookbooks that were published in the 1970s and 1980s? I had a whole collection of them in the early 1990s. I owe a big part of my love of cooking to them!
While I don’t have the books anymore and couldn’t tell you which one contained a recipe like this one, this pasta salad has stuck in my mind for 25 years!
Marinated Artichoke Hearts Pasta Salad can be made with any vegetables you like. The two key components are the artichoke hearts with the liquid in the jar and pasta. Everything else, including the shape of the pasta, is up to your imagination.
I personally love this recipe with gluten-free penne pasta, peas, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, and black olives. But you can make it with bow tie noodles, red or green bell peppers, carrots, cucumbers, and green onions. The possibilities are endless!
The magic of this recipe is the liquid from the marinated artichoke hearts. You don’t need to use anything else for the dressing. All you do is pour the contents of the entire jar over the pasta and vegetables. Easy, right?
I like to serve this salad as part of a combination of summer salads such as Middle Eastern Bean Salad (Balela), Lentil Sundried Tomato Salad, Mediterranean Cucumber and Tomato Salad, and a simple fruit salad. It’s also a great side to go along with a veggie burger or veggie dog.
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Now let’s make Marinated Artichoke Hearts Pasta Salad!
Marinated Artichoke Hearts Pasta Salad
Marinated Artichoke Hearts Pasta Salad is based on a recipe from a Sunset cookbook from over 25 years ago. I don't know which book I saw a similar pasta salad in, but the dish has stuck in my mind all these years. You can customize it with whatever vegetables you like!
Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain and rinse the cooked pasta with cold water until cool.
Place the cooked pasta in a large bowl. Add in all the other ingredients and toss to combine.
Refrigerate until ready to serve.