Sunday, July 11, 2010
TORTELLINI SALAD FOR A LAZY HOT WEEKDAY
This is a favorite salad of mine - a yummy and satisfying meal, and not much work when you are in 90+degree Fahrenheit weather (which you don't want to do when there's a heat wave!). Sorry, I don't remember where I got this recipe.
1. 2 cups uncooked tortellini
2. 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
3 Tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
3. 1 medium yellow bell pepper
1 medium red bell pepper
1 medium tomato
4. 6 oz. jar marinated artichoke hearts
5. 3 cups watercress or arugula
Quantity for tortellini is for two people. Any filling in the tortellini will do. Cook the tortellini in boiling water for about 10 minutes, like you do spaghetti, or get refrigerated or frozen). Cool off (put the pan outside to cool off the steam!)
Combine ingredients on number 2 in the dish you'll serve the salad in. This is your "dressing." Then add tortellini when cooled off.
Cut up bell peppers and tomato (number 3)
Add the artichoke hearts (sometimes I add some of the marinating fluid in the jar). You may add artichoke hearts from scratch, but then you may need to add some more "dressing"
Strip the watercress leaves from the stems and add when tortellini has totally cooled off. (so it will not wilt the watercress! I speak from experience:). I seldom add 3 cups - just the bunch that I bought.
Bon Appetite! Mange! Eet Smakelijk! Mahlzeit!
Where's the dessert? Of course....ice cream!