Tuesday, July 10

RECiPE | Tortellini Pasta Salad

Fourth of July celebrations may be over for now...
but picnics and barbeques will continue to be part of our summer activities.

Because of that...
I am always searching for something new, (and yummy)...
to bring or make for these gatherings.

Not only is this Tortellini Pasta Salad absolutely delicious...
it can be made up to a day ahead of time...
making your life much more simple.
I don't know about you...
but I like that.
A lot. *wink*

Tortellini Pasta Salad with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Artichokes
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TiPS:
Double the recipe for a super large crowd.
(Regardless of the crowd size, I actually double this EVERY time...hoping we are able to bring leftovers home). *wink*

After cooking, draining and rinsing the tortellini under cold water...
I submerge the entire colander of pasta into a large bowl of ice water, (just for about 5-10 seconds), I have waiting and THEN let it drain/dry. 
This immediately prevents the pasta from cooking further as well as assists in the chilling process.

For my personal tastes...
I have never had to use the entire amount of dressing...
(I don't add in the remaining 1/4 c. or more that's left over)

I hope you try this out...
and if you do...
please come back and share your results.
Enjoy!

KEEPiNG iT REAL
I'm not claiming this is "healthy"...
but it is quite delicious and there's not a person who hasn't liked it.

I actually got this recipe from a neighbor after sampling it at a community picnic. 
My entire family LOVES it...
which is a good thing...
otherwise I would eat it all myself.

6 comments:

CBH July 11, 2012 at 8:21 AM  

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies (please, notice the new url for my blog), under the Page 2 post on Jul. 11, 2012. Thanks again.

Lissa (Bellenza) July 13, 2012 at 12:07 AM  

This sounds and looks absolutely delicious, Jessica! Must give it a try!

Ann On and On... July 16, 2012 at 9:14 AM  

You had me at 3:45....I might just call you Wonder Woman. Love the photo idea.

Carole July 19, 2012 at 5:16 PM  

The subject of this week's Food on Friday on Carole's Chatter is Salad. It would be great if you linked this in. This is the link .

CBH August 21, 2012 at 10:10 AM  

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Bee Craft Inspirations, under the Page 2 post on Aug. 21, 2012. Thanks again.

CBH August 25, 2012 at 10:08 AM  

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Bee Craft Inspirations, under the Page 1 post on Aug. 25, 2012. Thanks again.

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