Tortellini peach salad

Tortellini peach salad

Ingredients :

  1. 1 package (19 oz.) Celentano Cheese Tortellini
  2. 5 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  3. 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  4. 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves
  5. 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme leaves
  6. 1-1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  7. 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  8. 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  9. 1/4 cup canola oil
  10. 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  11. 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  12. 2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley
  13. 1/4 cup toasted pecans
  14. 1/2 cup California golden raisins
  15. 2 large fresh, ripe peaches salt & pepper to taste

Tortellini peach salad

Cooking Directions :

Salad Dressing: In a blender, combine white wine vinegar, sugar, basil, thyme, garlic, salt and black pepper. Process on medium-high speed until smooth. Scrape down the sides as necessary. With the speed reduced to medium-low, add canola oil and olive oil in a steady stream. Process until smooth and set aside.

Tortellini Salad:

 Cook tortellini according to package instructions.
Drain and rinse with cold water. Shake dry and place in mixing bowl. Toss tortellini with 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil to prevent sticking.
Mix in parsley, pecans, raisins, and dressing. Peel the peaches and cut into chunks slightly smaller than the tortellini; add to the salad mixture. Add salt and pepper to taste. Place a piece of plastic wrap against the salad to help keep the peaches from browning.
Refrigerate for several hours. Remove from refrigerator 20 minutes before serving.

Caring for Your Cutting Board :

Modern commercial kitchens have eliminated the use of wooden cutting boards, but for the home cook there is no substitute to a solid wooden cutting board. Here is how to care for your board to be sure you won’t make your guests sick.
1- Clean – Clean your board using hot water, a sponge and a small amount of liquid dish soap. Scrub off all food or fluid residues washing on all sides. Be sure to rinse the board well with a lot of water removing all the soap and food. Never soak your cutting board in water and never put it into the dish washer!
2- Sanitize - Disinfect your cutting board using straight distilled white vinegar or a mixture of two tablespoons of chlorine bleach in a gallon of water. Simply soak a cloth in the solution and wipe the board down thoroughly. These solutions both kill bacteria.
3- Dry - After disinfecting, the most important step for maintaining your cutting board is to wipe it with a dry cloth. Water is the enemy of wood and promotes bacterial growth so water left on a wooden board will lead to cracks, splits, splinters and bacteria growth.
4- Treat – After your board is dried rub mineral oil onto your cutting board. Other oils will go rancid in time and ruin your board. This is also a great treatment for a new cutting board prior to use. The oil works by penetrating the wood fibers and preventing water from entering your board.
When the board is worn out, throw it out! A worn-out board becomes difficult to keep clean and can become unsafe to use.
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Resource : Celentano Pasta salad cookbook

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