Artichoke & Penne Salad with Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Dressing

Serves 4 Made with delicious Cara Mia Artichoke Hearts, penne pasta, and tender green beans all tossed in a divine Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Dressing, this salad is sure to make your taste buds very happy. #STARFineFoods Ingredients: For the Pesto Dressing: 2/3 cup fresh basil leaves 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese 2 tablespoons drained Cara Mia Sun Dried Tomatoes 1/3 teaspoon minced garlic 1/4 cup STAR Extra Light Olive Oil
For the Salad: 1 cup (3 ounces) uncooked multi-grain penne 4 ounces fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces (about 1 cup) 1 jar (14.75-ounce) Cara Mia Artichoke Hearts Packed In Water, drained 2 green onions, sliced 3 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese; for garnish Instructions:

For the dressing, combine all ingredients in food processor and blend well. Set aside.

Cook pasta as directed on package; adding beans 7 to 5 minutes before end of cook time. Continue to cook until pasta is al dente and beans are just crisp-tender. Drain thoroughly. Stir in enough pesto to coat well. Set aside to cool.

Finally, add drained artichoke hearts and one-half sliced onions; toss with remaining dressing.

Store in refrigerator; warm to room temperature to serve.

To serve, turn into large lettuce-lined salad bowl or divide among lettuce-lined individual salad plates. Sprinkle with Parmesan and remaining green onions.

<strong>Note:</strong> For plain pesto dressing, substitute 2 tablespoons pine nuts for tomatoes.

Artichoke & Penne Salad with Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Dressing

Made with delicious Cara Mia Artichoke Hearts, penne pasta,  and tender green beans all tossed in a divine Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Dressing, this salad is sure to make your taste buds very happy. #STARFineFoods

Extra Light Olive Oil

Olive oil made from fresh pressed olives for cooks who desire the health benefits of olive oil, but not a distinct olive taste. Perfect as a substitute for butter, margarine and other oils. For butter and margarine use our conversion chart.

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Ingredients

  • For the Pesto Dressing:
  • 2/3 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons drained Cara Mia Sun Dried Tomatoes
  • 1/3 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup STAR Extra Light Olive Oil

  • For the Salad:
  • 1 cup (3 ounces) uncooked multi-grain penne
  • 4 ounces fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces (about 1 cup)
  • 1 jar (14.75-ounce) Cara Mia Artichoke Hearts Packed In Water, drained
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese; for garnish

Instructions

1

For the dressing, combine all ingredients in food processor and blend well. Set aside.

2

Cook pasta as directed on package; adding beans 7 to 5 minutes before end of cook time. Continue to cook until pasta is al dente and beans are just crisp-tender. Drain thoroughly. Stir in enough pesto to coat well. Set aside to cool.

3

Finally, add drained artichoke hearts and one-half sliced onions; toss with remaining dressing.

4

Store in refrigerator; warm to room temperature to serve.

5

To serve, turn into large lettuce-lined salad bowl or divide among lettuce-lined individual salad plates. Sprinkle with Parmesan and remaining green onions.

6

<strong>Note:</strong> For plain pesto dressing, substitute 2 tablespoons pine nuts for tomatoes.

1

For the dressing, combine all ingredients in food processor and blend well. Set aside.

2

Cook pasta as directed on package; adding beans 7 to 5 minutes before end of cook time. Continue to cook until pasta is al dente and beans are just crisp-tender. Drain thoroughly. Stir in enough pesto to coat well. Set aside to cool.

3

Finally, add drained artichoke hearts and one-half sliced onions; toss with remaining dressing.

4

Store in refrigerator; warm to room temperature to serve.

5

To serve, turn into large lettuce-lined salad bowl or divide among lettuce-lined individual salad plates. Sprinkle with Parmesan and remaining green onions.

6

<strong>Note:</strong> For plain pesto dressing, substitute 2 tablespoons pine nuts for tomatoes.

Total Time: 30 mins

Serves: 4

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Extra Light Olive Oil

Olive oil made from fresh pressed olives for cooks who desire the health benefits of olive oil, but not a distinct olive taste. Perfect as a substitute for butter, margarine and other oils. For butter and margarine use our conversion chart.

Learn More Buy Now

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