Artichoke Salad

Artichokes are a popular vegetable in Italy. They are grown all throughout the Mediterranean and in Italy along the southern cost. They are used all over Italy but are seen most often in Roman cuisine. In this salad warm artichoke hearts and roasted asparagus are combined with creamy goat cheese, pistachios, and balsamic vinaigrette. Watch the video for this dish at veromealkits.com before you start cooking for best results.

INGREDIENTS

  • spring mix
  • artichokes
  • asparagus
  • goat cheese
  • pistachios
  • olive oil
  • balsamic vinaigrette

KITCHEN TOOLS

  • whisk
  • metal bowl
  • small sheet tray
  • tongs or metal turner
  • chef knife

PREP & COOKING INSTRUCTIONS

PREP TIME: 15 MINUTES | PLATE TIME: 2 MINUTES

STEP 1: Preheat oven to 450 - 500 degrees.

STEP 2: Trim woody stem from asparagus 1-2 inches from the bottom. If not sure exactly where to cut you can break off the bottom of asparagus stem.

STEP 3: Place artichokes on small sheet tray. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Place sheet tray in oven and roast artichokes for 6-8 minutes. After 6-8 minutes pull sheet tray out of oven and flip artichokes. Place asparagus on sheet tray with artichokes, drizzle asparagus with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast for another 6-8 minutes or until artichokes are caramelized and asparagus are tender. Set aside and let cool.

STEP 4: Place spring mix into a bowl. Garnish with desired size dollops of goat cheese on top of spring mix. Garnish with roasted asparagus and roasted artichokes.

STEP 5: Dress salad with balsamic vinaigrette. (Shake, stir or whisk before pouring dressing.)

STEP 6: Garnish with pistachios. Enjoy your salad!

 

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