Spicy Italian Salad

Vanessa Womack


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 vote

1 Hr 30 Min


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  • 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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About Spicy Italian Salad

Course/Dish: Lettuce Salads
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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