Keep a jar or two of marinated artichoke hearts on hand in your cupboard and you can make this simple yet elegant salad at a moment’s notice. Artichoke hearts are chewy and fibrous, so a sharp knife is necessary for clean slices.
1. To make Vinaigrette: Whisk together oil, vinegar, and garlic in small bowl. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.
2. To make Salad: Toss together arugula, artichoke hearts, olives (if using), and Vinaigrette. Top with tomatoes, Parmesan (if using), and chives. Season with freshly ground black pepper to taste.