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spicy italian salad

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Vanessa Womack
Marietta, GA

I found this recipe in a magazine and tried it out at Christmas last year. ( we do an Italian Christmas dinner since everyone is tired of turkey after Thanksgiving) This was a huge hit! The list of ingredients seems long but its easy to put together

(1 rating)
yield 8 -10
prep time 1 Hr 30 Min
method Refrigerate/Freeze

Ingredients For spicy italian salad

  • 1/2 c
    canola oil
  • 1/3 c
    tarragon vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp
    white sugar
  • 1 tsp
    chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/2 tsp
    dry mustard
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 8 oz
    can artichoke hearts, drained and quartered
  • 5 c
    romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1
    red bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 1
    carrot, grated
  • 1
    red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 c
    black olives
  • 1/4 c
    pitted green olives
  • 1/2
    cucumber sliced
  • 2 Tbsp
    grated romano cheese
  • ground black pepper to taste

How To Make spicy italian salad

  • 1
    In a medium container with a lid, mix canola, tarragon vinegar, sugar, thyme, dry mustard and garlic Cover and shake until well blended Place artichoke hearts in the mixture; cover and marinate for at least 4 hrs or overnight
  • 2
    In a large bowl, toss remaining ingredients Pour in artichoke mixture and toss to coat

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