Artichokes are native to the Mediterranean. One large California artichoke contains only 25 calories, but tons of antioxidants and 6 g of fiber!
This salad is a great side dish. Allow to sit in the refrigerator overnight for the best flavor.
Marinated Artichoke Salad
3 cups frozen quartered artichoke hearts, steamed until tender, then chilled for 15 minutes
1 cup small black olives
1/2 cup sliced banana peppers
1 large or 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and diced
1 green onion, diced
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
2 Tbsp canola oil
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp dried parsley
1 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp salt
Whisk together vinegar, oil, and seasonings. Set aside. In a large bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Pour dressing over salad and toss to coat. Place in refrigerator overnight prior to serving.
Nutrition Info per ~3/4 cup: 124 calories, 7 g fat (6 g monounsaturated!), 2 g protein, 6 g carbohydrates, 5 g fiber