Still, I couldn’t stop thinking about it and decided it was the perfect way to use up the couple of quartered artichoke hearts I had left from making the pizza. And since everything else I needed was either in the fridge or pantry, it seemed the perfect quick and easy accompaniment to our grilled turkey burgers the other night.
I love quick and easy salads like this, especially during the long hot summer here in Phoenix when you want to keep your time at the stove to a minimum.
This quick and easy artichoke tomato salad is versatile too. You can give it more of a Greek flair by substituting chopped Kalamata olives for the sliced ripe olives and reduced fat feta cheese for the string cheese. Or turn it into a main dish salad perfect for a light lunch or dinner by adding in a little cooked shredded rotisserie chicken or chunks of cooked Italian style chicken sausage. I think canned rinsed and drained chick peas and/or tuna would be good additions too. (Just remember to adjust your PointsPlus values according.)
I have a feeling this simple tomato artichoke salad with just 2 Weight Watchers PointsPlus value will be making regular appearances at our house this summer.
Artichoke Tomato Salad Recipe
Recipe type: Salad
Prep time: 20 mins
Total time: 20 mins
A simple tasty salad that comes together in minutes. Turn it into a main course salad by adding shredded rotisserie chicken or chunks of cooked Italian chicken sausage.
Place all the ingredients except salt and pepper in a large bowl. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Gently toss to combine everything. Enjoy immediately.
Nutrition & Cooking Notes
Nutritional Estimates Per Serving (1 cup): 90 calories, 4.7 g fat, 8.5 g carbs, 3.3 g fiber, 3.8 g protein and 2 PointsPlus value
Variations: 1) substitute reduced fat feta cheese for the string cheese; 2) add cooked rotisserie chicken or chunks of chicken sausage; 3) add some rinsed and drained chick peas; 4) add a can of drained tuna