Tuesday, August 4, 2015

~Tortellini Salad~

Tortellini Salad
(File Photo)
Our Family Gathering in the summer!  It's always a FuN day at our home!  The invitations are mailed a month earlier.  The week before, we start to pay closer attention to our local weathermen's weekend predictions.  Hopefully, the word rain is not included.  This past Saturday the family gathered.  We chatted, we laughed, we shared news & we had our outdoor picnic!  

There's always some Chicken grilling going on during this day.  A cold meat platter for mini sandwiches & also many salads.  Definitely chunks of Watermelon & also Cantaloupe!  This year I decided to include a Tortellini Salad

Tortellini Salad is quick to prep, it's easy to make & it's a pasta salad.  Cannot forget the pasta!  A 12 ounce bag of frozen tri-colored tortellini is prepared using the directions on the package.   

Tortellini Salad

(1) 12 ounce bag frozen Tri-colored Tortellini
Italian Salad Dressing - 8 oz.
Parsley, chopped
Chopped Onion
Garlic Powder
Black Olives, sliced - optional and delicious   

  1. Prepare Tortellini following directions on package.
  2.  Drain, rinse with Cold water to cool down.
  3.  Place in bowl.
  4.  Add about 1/2 Cup Italian Salad Dressing.
  5.  Add desired amount of chopped Parsley, chopped onion + Garlic Powder.
  6.  Add about 1/2 Cup Black Olives, sliced, optional
  7. Cover and refrigerate overnight or for 6 hours.
  8. Before serving, add additional Italian Dressing & stir. 
With so many fresh fruits & veggies on our table this was a great pasta dish!  And then there was dessert!



Stacey said...

My mom makes a version of this and it's yummy. Great for summer!

JG said...

Stacey- Sure is! :)