Thursday, April 30, 2009

tortellini garden salad

I have been hanging onto this recipe since I snagged it from my friend Savannah's baby shower. Seeing that her little guy is now well over two years old, I'm wondering why in the world I have waited so long to make it. It's delicious!

Tortellini Garden Salad

8 oz. cheese-filled tortellini
1 zucchini, sliced
1 tomato, diced
1/2 cup kalamata olives, sliced
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1- 6 oz. jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained and quartered
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil
salt & pepper to taste

5 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 garlic clove, minced

Cook tortellini as package directs; drain.

Meanwhile, combine all dressing ingredients in a small bowl.

In a large bowl, combine tortellini with zucchini, tomato, olives, parmesan cheese, artichoke hearts and basil.

Add dressing to salad and toss; season to taste. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Serves 6.

4 tellin' me what I want to hear!:

Minnie said...

That was really good.. even the seal skins! (olives)

Melisa said...

That looks soooo good!

Jessi said...

Hmmm...I *may* have to try it...not a fan of olives.

The Barnyards said...

Sounds yummy! I will have to try!

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