Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Tortellini & Tomato Salad


Back again with another super quick meal -- perfect for these dog days of summer!  This tortellini salad is a perennial favorite, but I think I've finally tweaked it to perfection this year... 


Tortellini & Tomato Salad
{adapted from Southern Living}\

Ingredients
- three 9 oz packages of fresh tortellini {I like the three cheese or spinach and cheese Buitoni tortellini}
- 2 pints cherry tomatoes, halved {I like to mix red and yellow}
- 1.5 cups fresh or frozen corn {if frozen, dethaw in the microwave}
- 3/4ths cup chopped basil 
- 3 cups fresh veggies {I used spinach this time, but chopped squash or zucchini or bell pepper or a combo is great, too!}
- 1/2 cup EVOO
- 1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan
- juice of one large lemon {Meyer, if you can find one}
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce 
- salt and pepper to taste

Cook tortellini according to package directions.  Drain and allow to cool, then mix with tomatoes, basil, corn, and spinach {/veggies}.  

Whisk together EVOO, Parmesan, lemon juice, garlic, and Worcestershire sauce.  Pour over the tortellini mixture and toss to coat.  Chill for several hours before serving. 

Makes... um, a lot?  Enough for 6-10 servings depending on whether you're serving it alone.  We like it with a big green or fruit salad.   It would be a fabulous pick to bring a family welcoming a new baby! 

2 comments:

  1. Love anything related to tortellini and this looks great! I'm sure it'd be a great addition to an end of summer cookout etc.

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  2. This summer meal NEVER gets old!!

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