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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Mediterranean Salad with Artichokes, Penne pasta and Sundried Tomatoes

The salad last night was so good, we decided to try another one for tonight! Check out the recipe below! More salad recipes to come next week.... :)

Mediterranean Salad with Artichokes, Penne and Sundried Tomatoes

Coarse salt and ground pepper

  • 1 cup penne pasta
  • 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes (not oil-packed), thinly sliced lengthwise
  • 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 head romaine lettuce (1 1/4 pounds), torn into bite-size pieces
  • 1 can (15 ounces) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14 ounces) artichoke hearts (water-packed), drained and quartered
  • 4 ounces feta, crumbled (1 cup)


  1. In a large saucepan of boiling salted water, cook pasta until 1 minute short of al dente. Add sun-dried tomatoes, and cook until tender and pasta is al dente, 1 minute more. Drain pasta and tomatoes, rinse under cold water, and drain again; transfer to a large bowl.
  2. Make dressing: In a large bowl, whisk together vinegar, oil, mustard, and 1 tablespoon water; season with salt and pepper.
  3. Add pasta and tomatoes, romaine, beans, artichoke hearts, and feta; toss until combined, and serve immediately.


  1. This one sounds sooo good with the pasta and artichoke hearts. Love them!

  2. It was soooooo good! Tyler loved it too!