Spicy Italian Salad

Spicy Italian Salad


"Requests for this salad are never ending at any gathering!!!"


4 h 30 m servings 248 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 248 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 21.1 g
  • 32%
  • Carbs:
  • 13.2g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 3.6 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 3 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 462 mg
  • 18%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a medium container with a lid, mix canola oil, tarragon vinegar, sugar, thyme, dry mustard, and garlic. Cover, and shake until well blended. Place artichoke hearts into the mixture, cover, and marinate in the refrigerator 4 hours, or overnight.
  2. In a large bowl, toss together lettuce, red bell pepper, carrot, red onion, black olives, green olives, cucumber, and Romano cheese. Season with pepper. Pour in the artichoke and marinade mixture, and toss to coat.
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  1. 98 Ratings


Per my preference, I used olive oil instead of canola oil. I omitted the red peppers and carrots, and added cherry tomatoes, sliced in half. I also added a little bit of table salt. I also u...

I wanted a special salad to accompany the pasta dinner I made for my father-in-law's 90th birthday and I'm thrilled to have found this tasty recipe! So many salads are forgettable, but this one...

Very tasty and hearty salad. I chopped all of the vegetables in advance (adding tomatoes) and marinated them ALL in the dressing and tossed with lettuce right before serving. I will be making ...

This salad was a great "hit" with our neighbors and they have all asked me to make it again or give them the recipe. I made a few changes as suggested by previous reviews. I used olive oil ins...

This was awesome with an Italian meal!

This took awhile to prepare but it was really worth it! The artichoke dressing was wonderful! I left out the carrot and added a green pepper and some crumbled blue cheese. We also added some ...

Very Nice! For those wondering about tarragon vinegar, Heinz makes a very popular brand. But if you can't find it, you can make your own but it can take between 2 and 3 weeks. Recipes can be fo...

A good salad, however, not very unique. The artichokes had the most flavour from the marinade and the rest of the salad was rather ordinary. I guess I missed something in the "spicey" part. I...

This salad is wonderful to make ahead in containers of each ingredient and mixed at a dinner/party. It really is impressive to watch being mixed, of course, when you taste this salad you can't h...