A cold salad with quartered artichokes, grape tomatoes, black olives and sliced onions tossed with an oil and vinegar dressing and served in a large white bowl on a blue cloth.

Artichoke Salad

This artichoke salad is a simple and tasty side dish that’s great for picnics, barbecues and potlucks. In this recipe, canned artichokes are combined with black olives, grape tomatoes and sliced onions.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword artichoke recipes, cold salad
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 280kcal
Author Elizabeth


Dressing Ingredients

  • ¼ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 Garlic Clove grated or minced finely
  • ½ teaspoon Dried Oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Black Pepper or to taste
  • Pinch Crushed Red Pepper optional

Salad Ingredients

  • 28 ounces Artichoke Hearts 2 (14 oz. cans) drained, rinsed, patted dry and cut into quarters (we used baby artichoke hearts)
  • 6 ounces Pitted Black Olives drained and rinsed and cut in half
  • 8 ounces Grape Tomatoes cut in half
  • 2 tablespoons Sliced Onions sliced paper thin


Make the dressing

  • Prepare the dressing first so the flavors have a chance to mingle and meld.
  • Add the extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, grated garlic, dried oregano, salt, black pepper and crushed red pepper, if using, to a small jar or container with a tight fitting lid.
  • Cover the container tightly and shake it vigorously to mix. Refrigerate the dressing until ready to use. Give it a good shake right before using.

Prep the artichokes

  • Rinse the artichokes well to get rid of that canned taste. Drain them well.
  • Place the artichokes, open end down on a plate or pan that’s lined with a couple of paper towels and let them drain further.
  • Cut the artichokes into quarters and pat them with paper towels to remove excess moisture.

Prep the remaining ingredients

  • Drain and rinse the olives, then cut them in half.
  • Cut the tomatoes in half.
  • Slice half a small onion into paper thin slices.

Make the Artichoke Salad

  • Add the artichokes, black olives, tomatoes and sliced onions to a large bowl and gently toss the ingredients to combine them.
  • Add the dressing to the bowl. Stir and toss the artichoke salad gently using a rubber spatula until it is coated in the dressing and combined.
  • Cover the bowl and refrigerate the artichoke salad until it’s chilled. Serve and enjoy.



Calories: 280kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 1044mg | Potassium: 107mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1750IU | Vitamin C: 33.3mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1.4mg