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       Title: Aegean Artichoke & Penne Pasta Salad
  Categories: Salads, Pasta
       Yield: 1 servings
  
  
         6    fresh baby artichokes
       1/4 c  lemon juice
       1/2 lb penne pasta
       1/2 c  tomato juice
         2 TB olive oil
   :          Juice of one lemon
         2    cloves garlic  -- minced
         3 TB fresh parsley
         3 TB fresh basil  -- or 1 tsp.
   :          dried
       1/2 ts salt
       1/4 ts black pepper
       1/2 c  fresh tomato  -- chopped
       1/2 c  olives  -- Kalamata
         2 TB capers
       1/2 c  feta cheese  -- optional
   
   1.  Cut stems off artichokes.  Peel off tough outer
   leaves to reveal yellow-green hearts.  Cut artichokes
   into quarters.  Combine 1/4 cup lemon juice with 2
   cups water in a medium bowl.  Add artichokes to lemon
   water and toss to prevent discoloration.  Drain.
   Steam artichokes until tender, about 20 minutes.
   chill. 2.  In a large pot, bring 2 quarts water to a
   rapid boil. Add 1 teaspoon salt and penne.  Cook penne
   until al dente, about 10 minutes.  Drain and rinse
   with cold water. 3.  To make salad dressing: combine
   tomato juice, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, parsley,
   basil, salt and pepper in a food processor or blender
   and puree for 30 seconds. 4.  Toss together
   artichokes, penne, capers, olives and feta cheese in a
   large bowl salad bowl.  Pour dressing over and toss
   well.
   
   Recipe By     : dartji@gdss.grumman.com (Jim Dart !!!)
  
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