*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
 
                    Aegean Artichoke & Penne Pasta Salad
 
 Recipe By     : dartji@gdss.grumman.com (Jim Dart !!!)
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Salads                           Pasta
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    6                    fresh baby artichokes
      1/4  cup           lemon juice
      1/2  pound         penne pasta
      1/2  cup           tomato juice
    2      tablespoons   olive oil
                         Juice of one lemon
    2      cloves        garlic  -- minced
    3      tablespoons   fresh parsley
    3      tablespoons   fresh basil  -- or 1 tsp. dried
      1/2  teaspoon      salt
      1/4  teaspoon      black pepper
      1/2  cup           fresh tomato  -- chopped
      1/2  cup           olives  -- Kalamata
    2      tablespoons   capers
      1/2  cup           feta cheese  -- optional
 
  
 1.  Cut stems off artichokes.  Peel off tough outer leaves to reveal 
 yellow-green hearts.  Cut artichokes into quarters.  Combine 1/4 cup lemon 
 
 juice with 2 cups water in a medium bowl.  Add artichokes to lemon water 
 and toss to prevent discoloration.  Drain.  Steam artichokes until tender, 
 
 about 20 minutes.  chill. 2.  In a large pot, bring 2 quarts water to a 
 rapid boil. Add 1 teaspoon salt and penne.  Cook penne until al dente, 
 about 10 minutes.  Drain and rinse with cold water. 3.  To make salad 
 dressing: combine tomato juice, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, parsley, 
 basil, salt and pepper in a food processor or blender and puree for 30 
 seconds. 4.  Toss together artichokes, penne, capers, olives and feta 
 cheese in a large bowl salad bowl.  Pour dressing over and toss well.
 
 
                    
 
 
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 Nutr. Assoc. : 46 0 4363 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0