So I definitely should have taken the photo before I tossed the ingredients together – it looked prettier that way. But don’t worry, it still tasted delicious. It is so easy, I can’t really call it a recipe, but anything that feeds my family in less than 15 minutes is a winner to me. This is one that I make on really hot days (like the 95 degrees we had Wednesday), cooking the pasta in the morning while we have breakfast, and then cooling it off in cold water, drizzling a little olive oil on it, and throwing it in the fridge until dinner. Then I tossed in the rest of the ingredients, and dinner was on the table in less than 5 minutes. This is also great for a summer picnic or buffet since there is no mayonnaise in there, and it always is a hit. It tastes great the second day too.
Summer Tortellini Salad
1 package tortellini, cooked according to directions on package
Oregano or Fresh Basil, your choice
Olive oil and Red Wine Vinegar
Easy and delicious. The red onion works well with these flavors, but it also stands out in case someone doesn’t want to eat the onion.
More summer favorites to come …