It was just TOO HOT today to even grill so we changed our plans and ended up making an AMAZING Tortellini Vegetable Pasta Salad. I had no rhyme or reason for making this salad, it was just a combination of everything that sounded good. So light and refreshing – I can’t wait for leftover’s tomorrow.
A Summertime Tortellini Vegetable Pasta Salad
1 Package Fresh Tortellini ~ I used TJ's Pesto Filled Tortellini
1 cup cherry tomatoes
1 cucumber, quartered – I used 2 lemon cucumbers
1/2 red bell pepper(s)
1 medium corn on the cob, cut off the cob
15 oz canned garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
2/3 c chopped sugar snap peas
1/2 package TJ’s Marinated Mozzarella Braid
1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
3 Tbsp chopped fresh basil
Sea Salt & Freshly Ground Pepper to Taste
For the dressing:
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 lemon, juiced
1 tbsp honey
1 tsp Dijon mustard
Cook the tortellini according the package directions, cooking on the least amount of boiling time. You want it firm, not mushy so if it lists 4-6 minutes, cook for 4 minutes.
Combine everything in one bowl, stir, cover and refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
Eat as is or serve over mixed greens.
Makes 6, 1 cup servings for 7 Weight Watcher Points
I served mine over ~ 2 cups of organic mixed greens and let the vinaigrette season it ~ SO Delish! The Husband gave it 4.75 stars out of 5. He couldn’t give it 5 because his favorite pasta salad is still my VEGAN Pasta Salad (3 WWP).
All together with another POM Spritzer Mock-Tail – I LOVE juice + fizzy water!
1) VOTE for my nectarine raspberry sorbet over fresh fruit!!!
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I am off to read my book and get to bed early. The Husband is watching some show on the Bot Fly ~ it’s so creepy! At this point I am not wanting dessert because I am full and well THAT show LOL….but, I’ll be sure to let you know if I bust out some Nectarine Raspberry Sorbet over Mango, Watermelon & Cantaloupe.
Have a great night all!