Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Tortellini Salad

One of my favorite summer dishes is this delicious pasta salad. It is made with tortellini, a small ring shaped pasta stuffed with cheese, which adds a unique twist and makes it a hearty salad. This is a great side dish for a barbecue or a main dish for a light summer dinner.

Tortellini Salad

12 oz. cheese tortellini
6 green onions, chopped
3/4 c. diced red bell pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 c. balsamic vinegar
1 c. Italian salad dressing
8 oz. feta cheese
1 tbs. olive oil
3/4 c. sliced kalamata olives

Cook tortellini in boiling water for 4 - 5 minutes, until tortellini floats. Drain and set aside to cool, lightly coating with olive oil. Saute green onions, bell pepper and garlic in olive oil until just tender. Mix sauteed vegetables with tortellini, vinegar, dressing, olives, and cheese. Add salt and pepper to taste. Chill prior to serving.

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This post is part of Alphabe-Thursday's Rainbow Summer School.


Nora Johnson said...

Love this recipe.Wow, feel so hungry now!

Have a great weekend,


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JDaniel4's Mom said...

This sounds wonderful. It would be perfect for a summer picnic.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

That looks like such a refreshing summer salad. Thank for sharing the recipe..

Tina said...

I'm going to have to try that. We love pasta around here!

easternsparkle said...

Looks like a delicious dish!

Melinda Cornish said...

I love summer salads and this sounds like a great one!

Jo said...

oh this sounds yummy! and now my tummy is hungry thinking about it!

Jenny said...

Oh this sounds delicious! I've not seen this twist to the recipe. Will definitely have to give this a try.

Thank you for linking to Rainbow Summer School!

Scrumptious post!


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