Monday, June 10, 2013

Summer Meal Idea: Tortellini Salad

Easy summer recipe: tortellini salad
Quick, easy & delicious summer meal: Tortellini Salad 
We actually had some hot weather in Seattle this past week! Woohoo! Summer's on the horizon.

I opted for a quick and easy dinner that wouldn't heat up the house. From stove top and fridge to dinner table in just 15 minutes. Not too shabby.

There are countless ways to make this salad. The base is cheese tortellini and you can add whatever veggies you have on hand.

Toss it all with your favorite salad dressing, serve it with a side of french bread, and you're good to go!

Tortellini Salad Recipe

Frozen Cheese Tortellini
*Any of the following can be substituted with your favorite veggies
Fresh Spinach
Parmesan Cheese
Vinaigrette / Italian / or favorite Dressing

Cook frozen cheese tortellini according to directions. While tortellini is boiling, dice cucumbers and tomatoes; shred carrots and zucchini; slice olives; rise spinach and blot dry. Once tortellini is cooked, drain and rinse in cold water. 

Combine all ingredients and toss with your choice of salad dressing (I prefer this dill vinaigrette or Italian). Top with a scattering of Parmesan cheese (optional). 
Serve immediately or chill before serving. Goes well with toasted french bread.

Makes a quick, cool summer meal!


  1. Not a bad idea. I have some cucumbers I got from the farmer's market. I can't imagine doing cold meat tortellini, but cheese tortellini would work! (I like it better anyway.)

    1. I love cucumbers and adding them to this salad is the best. My favorite is cheese tortellini too - good hot with pasta sauce or cold in a salad!


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