This is one of those salads that’s just perfect for a crowd!  It’s easy, very fast, and you can make it the day before your event.  With New Years’s coming up it’s just perfect for this weekend!  I found this recipe in my Mom’s recipe box and put a little spin on it 😉  Thanks for the inspiration Mom!

Marinated Mushroom and Artichoke Salad

Serves 6

Prep time: 10 minutes Total time: 12 minutes

What you’ll need:

8 oz. mushrooms (white, crimini or baby bellas would be best), halved or quartered

14 oz. canned artichoke hearts, halved or quartered

2 tbsp. chopped basil

1 clove of garlic, finely chopped

dressing:

1/3 cup white balsamic vinegar

1/3 cup olive oil

2 tbsp. sugar

1/8 cup water

salt and pepper to taste

What you’ll do:

Whisk together the dressing ingredients in a medium bowl and then toss in the rest of the ingredients.  Give it a nice mix and place in an airtight container overnight.  Serve chilled or at room temperature with some toothpicks.

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