I tried a new recipe this week that I loved for several reasons:
- I love a cold pasta salad in the summertime.
- I served it alongside a BLT and it was a great side dish.
- This would also be a great main dish by adding grilled chicken strips, or even shrimp or crab meat!
- It’s also a great do-ahead dish. I made it the night before and it was so great to have it all ready to pull out and add to a simple summer meal like BLT’s!
Tortellini Caesar Pasta Salad
This recipe was found in a Community Table magazine.
2 (9-oz) packages cheese tortellini
1 head broccoli, cut into small florets
3 ears corn – I used frozen corn kernels – You could use any fresh vegetable – cucumbers, zucchini or squash would all be delicious in this!
1 cup creamy Caesar salad dressing
Juice of 1 lemon
2 carrots, thinly
4 tomatoes, diced
Cook tortellini according to package directions; drain and cool.
Steam broccoli until tender, about 6 minutes; cool.
Cook corn in boiling water, 5 minutes; cool, then slice kernels off cob. I simply ran the frozen kernels under cold water and added it to the salad.
Toss tortellini, broccoli, and corn with dressing, lemon juice, carrots, tomatoes; salt to taste.
If you love pasta, you’ll love this recipe! I hope you’ll add it to your menu, either as a side or a main dish, and do it this summer!!
With love from my country kitchen,