Happy Tuesday!! My weekend was action-packed, but fun. I hope yours was too. :-) More on all the house hunting hoopla tomorrow!
It's almost Memorial Day. How did that happen?!?! To me - that signifies the beginning of summer, the fun of cook-outs, the beach and Cape traffic in my way on Friday afternoons. :-) It also means more salads. Green, leafy salads and potato salad and caprese salad...and this salad too.
Tortellini Salad With Sun-Dried Tomato Dressing
1/2 pound Tortellini, frozen (or dried), cheese filled
1 cup Mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon Garlic, minced
2 teaspoon Basil, chopped
1/4 cup Sun-dried tomatoes, re-hydrated and pureed
1/4 cup Parmesan, grated
Cook the pasta according to the package directions then drain and rinse with cold water. Set aside. Place the tomatoes in a bowl and cover with hot water. Allow to soak for 20 minutes. Drain off all but 2 tablespoons of water and place in a food processor. Puree. Whisk together the mayonnaise, basil, garlic, and pureed tomatoes. Toss in the pasta. Chill at least 2 hours. Garnish with Parmesan before serving.
*Note: this is my base recipe. However, I tend to double it, then instead of all the mayo - add some ranch dressing and/or sour cream. Add some shrimp or left over chicken for a yummy entree.*
What's cooking in your kitchen?