Tuscan Artichoke Salad

Updated: Jan 27th, 2023 · By Bethany Kramer
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This bright & fresh artichoke salad is abundant in vegetables & Italian herbs! Each bite is filled with marinated artichokes, fire roasted red peppers, and paired with a simple herbed vinaigrette.

ceramic with artichokes & garbanzo bean salad in it on dark gray background.

Since I was a little girl I have had such a huge obsession with marinated artichokes. Whenever I make this salad I have to try super hard not to eat the whole jar! They are truly one of my favorite salad ingredients.

So it comes to no surprise by me saying that this is one of my all-time favorite salads! As of late, I’ve been eating it almost every day. And I also served it at two separate family dinners for Easter this past weekend!

It’s full of vibrant color, fresh flavor, and is the perfect salad for any occasion.

Ingredients

You’ll need a handful of fresh produce and a few pantry items to make this beautiful salad! Here’s the full list: marinated artichokes, garbanzo beans/chickpeas, red onion, fire roasted red pepper, cherry tomatoes, oregano, basil, olive oil, red wine vinegar, garlic powder, salt & pepper, and maple syrup.

Ingredients for artichoke salad arranged on a dark gray background.

How to Make Artichoke Salad

First, whisk together all of the dressing ingredients. Taste and adjust with a pinch more salt or black pepper, or more garlic powder.

hand using spoon to mix dressing in clear glass on dark gray background.

Then after chopping vegetables and rinsing garbanzo beans, assemble salad ingredients in a large bowl. Drizzle dressing over top of salad and toss together!

Taste, adjust flavor and seasonings, and then serve.

hand pouring salad dressing over bowl of chopped vegetable salad.

Extra Tips for Success

Use marinated artichokes: I personally like using marinated artichoke hearts with oil and herbs because they have the most flavor. Some jarred artichokes are packaged with just water and will have less flavor but can still be used in this salad!

Dried herbs vs fresh: you can of course use dried herbs but fresh will give a beautiful bright flavor! If you use dried herbs the measurements will be a lot less than fresh herbs since they are much more condensed.

Vinaigrette sweeteners: In the dressing I use a touch of maple syrup to balance out the tang from the red wine vinegar, but you can also swap for honey (not vegan), coconut sugar, or agave.

More vegetables you can add: you can also use veggies such as asparagus, sliced fennel, white beans, cucumber, shredded carrots, olives, and leafy greens.

Avoid a “watery” salad: On occasions, salads can have an unpleasant puddle of water at the bottom of the bowl that waters down the dressing. To avoid this, I recommend using paper towels to pat dry any excess water from rinsing the chickpeas or washing any other ingredients. If using leafy greens that need to be rinsed, be sure to thoroughly pat them dry before tossing into your salad.

close up of artichokes and garbanzo bean salad in a ceramic bowl.

More Delicious Salads to Try

Tuscan Artichoke Salad

5 from 22 votes
This bright & fresh artichoke salad is abundant in vegetables & Italian herbs! Each bite is filled with marinated artichokes, roasted red peppers, and paired with a simple herbed vinaigrette.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Serves 4

Ingredients

Salad

Herbed Vinaigrette

Instructions

  • Whisk dressing ingredients: in a liquid measuring cup or small bowl, whisk together all of vinaigrette ingredients together. Season with generous pinch of salt & black pepper to taste.
  • Toss salad with dressing: in a large bowl, arrange all of chopped vegetables. Drizzle with dressing and toss until coated, taste and adjust seasoning if needed and enjoy!

Notes

Dried herbs vs fresh: you can of course use dried herbs but fresh will give a beautiful bright flavor! If you use dried herbs the measurements will be a lot less than fresh herbs since they are much more condensed.
Vinaigrette sweeteners: In the dressing I use a touch of maple syrup to balance out the tang from the red wine vinegar, but you can also swap for honey (not vegan), coconut sugar, or agave.
More vegetables you can add: you can also use veggies such as asparagus, sliced fennel, white beans, cucumber, shredded carrots, olives, and leafy greens.
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Keyword artichoke heart salad, artichoke salad
Freezer Friendly No
Author Bethany Kramer

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 279kcal | Carbohydrates: 19.9g | Protein: 5.9g | Fat: 20.9g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 601mg | Fiber: 5.7g | Sugar: 3.5g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Vitamin C: 7mg

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65 Comments

  • AB says:

    5 stars
    This was delicious! I roasted the red onion strips because I don’t like the lingering taste of raw onion, but otherwise I made it exactly as written. Served it over whole wheat spaghetti! So good! Thank you for the recipe!

  • Barb says:

    I am absolutely in love with this salad!!! It was a wonderful addition to Za’atar lamb chops and spanakopita for a summer dinner party here on Vancouver Island. Thanks so much for sharing.

    • Bethany says:

      Thank you so much, Barb! It’s one of my favorites. I’m so happy you love it!

  • Bobby says:

    5 stars
    Loved this salad. Finally, I found a use for the jar of roasted red peppers in the pantry. Added two tbsp of rinsed capers for a true Mediterranean experience.

  • Nicole says:

    5 stars
    Dressing for this salad is delicious! Such a refreshing dinner for a hot day.

    • Bethany says:

      I’m so glad you like the dressing. Thanks, Nicole! 🙂 Happy to hear you enjoyed the recipe.

  • Rahul says:

    5 stars
    Made this salad tonight for dinner. Excellent recipe! I added a little whole grain mustard to the dressing and cucumber and olives to the salad. It was delicious!

  • Ella says:

    What a great summer recipe.

  • Edward says:

    This is absolutely delicious. So fresh and full of flavors. Might become one of my favorite summer salads

  • Lisa says:

    Picture looks like it has shaved parmesean so I added it! Otherwise prepared exactly with listed ingredients.

  • Kelly says:

    This is a delicious recipe and I make it all the time now. I also use the same marinade on chicken!

  • Stephanie says:

    Yum! What a great-looking fresh salad.

  • Janie says:

    5 stars
    Really great salad!!! I’ll be making this all summer!

  • Miles says:

    5 stars
    Can i know Description of tuscan artichoke salad, i need to know plss for my project

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