Whole Wheat Pasta Salad with Red Pepper and Artichoke Hearts

The main dish inspired by the Woman’s Health Magazine was a Whole Wheat Pasta Salad with Red Pepper and Artichoke Hearts.  I learned that artichoke’s nutritional value include strengthening of the liver function and gall bladder function, aiding digestion and lowering cholesterol.  Artichoke also contains anti-cancer agents.


This pasta salad recipe is a good way to use whole wheat pasta. This salad is high in fiber and good for your liver.


  • 2 cups whole wheat fusili
  • 1 red pepper, finely diced
  • 3 celery sticks, finely diced
  • 1 bunch of parsley, chopped
  • 1 jar artichokes hearts, drained


  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons mustard
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar


Source: Minoo

Prep time: 15 minutes;  Serves 4


Whole-Wheat-Pasta-Salad-2-300x200Cook the fusili according to the box instructions.

Drain and run under cold water to cool down the pasta.

Whole-Wheat-Pasta-Salad-3-300x200Combine the pasta and chopped vegetables in a large bowl.
Whole-Wheat-Pasta-Salad-4-300x200Combine the dressing ingredients in a medium bowl and whisk to mix well.
Whole-Wheat-Pasta-Salad-11-200x300Drizzle the dressing over the pasta and toss to mix well and serve.

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