Friday, July 15, 2011

Tortellini Salad Recipe

I love summer BBQ's! How can you not love them, gathering with family and friends, eating lots of good food off of the grill, laughing, being outside and making memories.  This past weekend, my parents hosted a pool party at their house.  The weather was perfect, the pool was refreshing and there was lots of wiffle ball played.   Overall, it was a great day.   

I knew my father, a.k.a. the grill master, would be cooking up some great BBQ food on the grill, so I thought I would make a tortellini salad to accompany his food.  This salad is so easy to put together and only has a few ingredients {4 to be exact}.  You could add lots of other summer veggies to this recipe and make it your own, so please think of this as a starting point.

Tortellini Salad Recipe

2 bags of frozen tortellini
1/2 English cucumber, cut into bit size pieces
4 ounces of pepperoni, cut into quarters
1 1/2 cups of ranch dressing

Cook the tortellini according to the package.  Drain and run cold water over to help the cooling process. 

In a large bowl, mix your cooled tortellini, cucumber, pepperoni and ranch dressing.  Depending on how much dressing the pasta absorbs, you might want to add more upon serving.  Use your own judgment and preference when adding the dressing.

1)      This is definitely a party sized portion.  You can make this with only one bag of tortellini and then can cut back on the cucumber, pepperoni and dressing. 
2)      If you don’t have English cucumber, then use a regular one.  Just make sure to peel it and remove the seeds during preparation.
3)      Feel free to add any of your favorite vegetables; tomato, pepper, snap peas, etc. 

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