Monday, July 25, 2011

Tortellini Salad

One of my favorite salads for summer is Pasta Salad--especially when made with tortellini. I hope you are able to make this delicious salad for your family and friends this summer.

Pasta Salad

1/2 cup olive oil
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
1 teaspoon dried basil, crushed
1 clove garlic, minced
Pinch of salt
Mix above ingredients well.

In large bowl combine:
16 ounces pasta, cooked and rinsed
1 large sweet red pepper cut into 3/4" pieces
1 cup sliced pitted black olives
1/2 cup chopped red onion
*3 cups torn fresh spinach or broccoli florets

Pour dressing over pasta mixture and mix well. Chill for several hours or overnight. Just before serving add one cup fresh chopped tomatoes if desired.

NOTE: For quick and easy dressing I used LaMaison Organic Tuscan Style Italian dressing--delish!

Enjoy delicious food this summer!  Kat

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