If you've never used artichokes before and find the raw plant a bit intimidating (as well as prickly, ouch!) you can use the marinated artichokes that you find in a jar in the supermarket.
1 jar of marinated artichoke
(or 1 artichoke cut up, outside leaves and stems removed)
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 orange bell pepper, chopped
1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
1/2 a Walla Walla sweet onion, chopped
5 Tbsp. olive oil
1-2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
1 tsp. sweet marjoram, dried
1 tsp. oregano, dried,
1 tsp. rosemary, dried and crumbled
1/2 tsp. dried mustard
Shake up dressing and pour over chopped vegetables. Enjoy!