Friday, June 13, 2008

TorteMeyerllini Salad

This is a recipe from one of our members. I can't wait to try it. I love pasta salad and this sounds fabulous. Especially, like she says, on a hot summer night. I think I may need to try it in at the lake too! Sounds perfect.


I have made this for years for work potlucks and family functions and I get asked time and again for the recipe - it's hilariously easy and this is really good with some fresh bread on hot summer nights when you don't feel like cooking!

TorteMeyerllini Salad
Cook a family size cheese tortellini package (such as Buitoni or
Safeway Select brand) according to package instructions.
In a large bowl, combine the following with the cooked tortellini:

  • Slightly less than half a pint of halved cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 1 small can sliced black olives (drained)
  • 1 can quartered artichoke hearts (NOT the kind in marinade)
  • About 1/2 cup or more of cubed mozzarella cheese (fresh mozz if consuming salad within a few hrs of making it, otherwise it falls apart once the dressing soaks in)
  • About a cup of steamed and cooled broccoli (steaming in those new Ziplok steamer microwave bags is awesome and a huge time saver)
  • Girard's Olde World Italian dressing (to taste - usually about 1/2+ bottle)
I put everything in a large tupperware bowl with a lid, and then give it a good shake. Refrigerate until ready to use. May need to add more dressing if it has been sitting for a bit. The addition of shredded roasted chicken would be good, or diced/cubed salami.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This was easy and YUMMY. I made this for my daughters 7th birthday. Everyone thought it was great.