It's almost here.
I love that we will have a break from school. I love that we get to go on vacation. I also love that summer means BBQ's, fun cold desserts, and fresh salads.
Who wants to have the oven going for each and every dinner during summer!?!
Not me, that's for sure!
I love fresh salads for dinner... they are easy and light. If we are out and about in the warm weather all day, I usually don't want to come home and stress over an elaborate dinner.
If you feel the same as me, this is the recipe for you...
- 1 9oz. Package of Cheese Tortellini
- Fresh Spring Salad or Spinach Salad Mix
- 12 Cherry Tomatoes, Sliced Lengthwise
- Good Quality Balsamic Vinegar
- Good Quality Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
- Pinch of Fine Sea Salt
- Pinch of Coarsely Ground Black Pepper
- Parmesan Cheese, Grated
Boil water and prepare the tortellini according to the package directions.
Drain the tortellini well. Place in a medium bowl with a few large handfuls of the salad and the tomatoes. Carefully splash the balsamic vinegar and oil over tortellini, salad, and tomatoes. Add the salt and pepper. Gently toss to coat, and adjust the flavors to taste.
Divide between two bowls or plates. Grate fresh Parmesan on top, to taste. Serve with a baguette or garlic bread.
This recipe can easily be doubled, even tripled, for a large family dinner or get-together!