Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Tortellini And Tomato Salad~

I just had to share this recipe after making it yesterday.  The recipe appeared in the July 2011 issue of Southern Living magazine.  I am always on the look out for quick, easy, healthy meals to prepare for my family.  Especially for game nights!  A mom of one of our players shared it with us, and we were all eager to try it ourselves.  So glad I did.



(Southern Living)



Tortellini And Tomato Salad

Ingredients:

2 (9-oz.) packages refrigerated cheese-filled tortellini

1/2 cup olive oil

1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

2 garlic cloves (we all only use one small, 2 seemed to overpower the cheese in the tortellini)

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 cups baby heirloom tomatoes, halved (I used fresh grape tomatoes from our garden)

1 cup fresh corn kernels (my girlfriend used frozen, I used grilled corn taken off cob we had grilled night before)

1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions

1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh basil

Salt and pepper

Preparation:

1.  Prepare tortellini according to package directions.

2.  Meanwhile, process olive oil and next 5 ingredients in a blender until smooth.  Toss olive oil mixture with hot cooked tortellini, tomatoes, and next 3 ingredients.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Makes 6 servings, about 20 minutes to make.

This can be served hot, if you are making it right before mealtime, or cold.  We all made ours ahead so we'd have it ready for when we got home from the games.  We loved it cold!  And, we had leftover for lunches today.

8 comments:

Karena said...

Oh Lauren this looks so delish!! Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe!

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Karena

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Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

This is one of my favorites. I make a similar one and it always goes with us to the concerts in the park during summer. Yummers.

Lara {simply irresistible} said...

I love tortellini and basically any way it's prepared. It makes for such an easy dinner or side dish. The tomatoes are such a pretty add in.

Tara {The Silver Lining} said...

Mmmm that looks delish!! Definitely trying this out. Thanks for sharing.

Kara {A Little Bit of Lovely} said...

This looks fabulous! I think I would enjoy making this for myself for lunches during the week. Thanks for passing it along.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

That looks sooo yummy, and right up my alley. I hate to be "that" blogger, but I'd love it if you'd link this up next week to my Family Friendly Food linky. ;) This is just the sort of recipe I'm looking for!

designchic said...

Sounds perfect cold...can't wait to try!!

natasha {schue love} said...

This looks and sounds delicious!! Must try stat!