Artichoke Asparagus and Green Bean Salad

This artichoke, asparagus and green bean salad combines ingredients from the pantry with ingredients from the garden to create an easy, light, fresh and delicious summer salad.
I love making this salad as a side dish to bring along to bbq’s and cookouts.  It’s perfect for a potluck style get together.
Artichokes are one of my all time favorite vegetables.  I grew up eating them. My Mom usually cooks them whole and then stuffs them.
When I make them myself, I love to steam them, quarter them and then finish them on the grill.
But sometimes, when time is not on my side, I am grateful that I can turn to my pantry for an artichoke shortcut.
Canned (or jarred) artichoke hearts are a delicious and easy way to work artichokes onto the menu without doing a ton of work.  They’re perfect for salads just like this one, and are also great for sandwiches too.

How To Make Artichoke Asparagus + Green Bean Salad

  • Combine artichoke hearts, onions, garlic, lemon, olive oil, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Gently toss everything together and set aside.
  • Cut green beans and asparagus into one inch pieces.
  • Steam the green beans and asparagus until al dente.
  • Gently toss the hot veggies into the bowl with the artichoke hearts, onions, garlic, lemon, and olive oil.
  • Top with fresh basil.
  • Serve and enjoy!

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Artichoke Asparagus & Green Bean Salad

Yield: Serves 4

Prep Time:15 minutes

Cook Time:5 minutes

Total Time:20 minutes

*Pro-Tip: This is a great way to put your summer veggies to work.  The combination of artichokes, green beans, and asparagus is simple, fresh and flavorful.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 pound green beans, trimmed (1/2 pound)
  • 1 bunch of asparagus, trimmed
  • 1 15-ounce can of quartered artichoke hearts, drained
  • ¼ cup of chopped red onion
  • 1 fat cloves of crushed garlic
  • 10 leaves of basil, rolled and sliced into ribbons
  • The juice of one lemon (3 tablespoons)
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl combine artichoke hearts, onions, garlic, lemon, olive oil, salt and pepper.  Gently toss everything together and set aside.
  2. Cut green beans and asparagus into one inch pieces.
  3. In a medium steaming pot, steam the green beans and asparagus until al dente. This will take two to three minutes.  We want to get the raw edge off of the veggies, but still want them to have lots of texture and bite.
  4. Gently toss the hot veggies into the bowl with the artichoke hearts, onions, garlic, lemon, and olive oil.  Add a little more salt and pepper to taste and then finish with the fresh sliced basil.
  5. Serve and enjoy!
Look for artichoke hearts that are packed in water instead of oil.  This will keep the salad light and fresh and allow you to control the quality and type of oil that you use.

NUTRIENTS PER SERVING: Calories 117 | Total Fat 7.2g | Saturated Fat 1g | Cholesterol 0mg | Sodium 360mg | Carbohydrate 13.1g | Dietary Fiber 5.2g | Sugars 3.8g | Protein 2.8g