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Easy Italian Salad

This salad's easy since the dressing is made ahead. What's more, it's proved popular with everyone who tastes it.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    14-16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 6 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 jar (4 ounces) diced pimientos, drained
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (14 ounces) water-packed artichoke hearts, rinsed, drained and quartered
  • 1 medium red onion, halved and sliced
  • 16 to 18 cups torn salad greens
  • Additional Parmesan cheese, optional

Directions

  • In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the first seven ingredients; shake well. In a bowl, combine artichokes and onion. Add dressing and toss gently. Cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours.
  • Just before serving, pour artichoke mixture over greens and toss to coat. Sprinkle with additional Parmesan if desired.

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