Artichokes are not something that appear in this house very often, except perhaps as decorations – they look so good, right? Truth be told, I am a bit too lazy to do the work to prepare and cook them. While the taste of fresh ones must be superior, I have turned to grilled hearts from the deli section of the supermarket for this salad. You can also use canned. Hearts are available in jars and cans in supermarkets. After all, we all turn to canned beans and lentils very occasionally, even though freshly soaked and cooked tastes infinitely better. So, today, against my preference for limiting processed foods, I am rebelliously Ok’ing that can or jar of artichoke hearts for this recipe if you can’t get the grilled ones from the deli section. Sometimes you can also find frozen ones, and you could grill them yourself.
Artichoke Hearts and Feta Salad with Tomatoes
Take halved or quartered, grilled artichoke hearts (canned or frozen are Ok if that is not possible) and combine with cherry tomatoes, feta, olive oil and lemon juice.
recipe notes and alternatives
Replace the feta with parmesan, or use both if desired.
Some toasted pinenuts over the top adds beautiful texture.
Chop roasted red peppers into small pieces and add.