Thursday, March 12, 2009

70/365 - new pasta salad.


70/365 - new pasta salad
Originally uploaded by mere2007

...it was a huge hit - and I'm so proud of us for creating it, wanted to share the recipe!

2 # of tri-color cheese tortellini, cooked as usual, then drained and rinsed with cold water
2# grape tomatoes, cut in half
2# fresh mozzarella, cut into 1/2" cubes
we mixed all that together (you can see the results in the photo) and added the dressing just before serving

dressing:
1/2 c. basil pesto
3 T white wine tarragon vinegar
2 T water
blend well (we have an old tupperware salad dressing shaker that works great for this)

{thank goodness for costco where all these ingredients can be purchased for a reasonable price!}

this afternoon, I transferred the pasta mixture to a serving bowl (gently breaking up any pieces that stuck together), added the dressing and stirred gently.

it makes a LOT - enough to serve about 15-20 people, I think (who knows really at a tennis match) - if I were to make it for "normal", I'd halve the recipe (or maybe even 1/4 if it were just for two).

1 comment:

  1. looks very yummy-will try it next time i need a dish for a crowd-love a dish that is very fresh and not drowned in dressing/sauce

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