Mediterranean tortellini salad

Mediterranean tortellini salad

 Fresh Ingredients Make all the Difference

  Home cooks can often overlook the impact of fresh ingredients in creating really memorable flavors all for the sake of convenience. As you look through this brief compilation of pasta salad recipes keep this notion in mind: the recipe will always taste better if you step it up with fresh ingredients.
  For example: try to use fresh olives instead of canned, roast and dice your own green chilies or tomatoes, crumble your own cheese, use fresh herbs instead of dried etc. As you grow in cooking knowledge and gain comfort with building flavors in your kitchen, fresh ingredients can still be convenient and make all the difference!

Mediterranean tortellini salad

Servings
Time
6 5 minutes


Ingredients :

  1. 1 package (19 oz.) Celentano Cheese Tortellini
  2. 1 cup sliced tomato
  3. 1 cup sliced cucumber
  4. 1 green bell pepper, diced
  5. 1/4 cup diced red onion
  6. 1/4 cup pitted kalamata olives
  7. 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  8. 3 tablespoons lemon juice or red wine vinegar
  9. 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  10. 1 teaspoon oregano
  11. 1 garlic clove, minced
  12. salt and black pepper to taste

Cooking Directions :

  Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook tortellini according to package instructions. Drain and rinse with cold water. Shake dry and place in mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, combine lemon juice, olive oil, oregano, garlic, salt and pepper. Mix the tortellini, tomatoes, cucumber, bell pepper, onion, olives, feta cheese and toss in the dressing mixture. Combine all ingredients together stirring to coat tortellini with the dressing. Serve immediately at room temperature or place covered in the refrigerator and serve as a cold salad. Top with additional feta cheese if desired.

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Resource : Pasta salad cookbook
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