May 24, 2010

Tuesdays At The Table - Tortellini Salad With Sun-Dried Tomato Dressing

Happy Tuesday!!  My weekend was action-packed, but fun.  I hope yours was too.  :-)  More on all the house hunting hoopla tomorrow!

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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.*
 
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21 comments:

  1. The sun dried tomato dressing looks delicious! Thanks!

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  2. Oooh that sounds absolutely scrumptious! I am a sucker for pasta salads of ANY kind...especially in the summer. Good post!

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  3. Mmmmmm! Sounds yummy! Can't wait to hear more about the housing adventure!

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  4. Cole, thanks for hosting as always! Your blog is so cute and my kids love getting to see your dachsunds in your header each week - precious!

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  5. Sounds wonderful! Have a great week!

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  6. Wow! That sounds delicious...definitely going to have to try it!

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  7. Your pasta salad sounds really good--especially the sundried tomato dressing!

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  8. I love sun-dried tomatoes! Can't wait to try this dressing!

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  9. Mmm - pasta and sun dried tomatoes - great combo!
    Thanks for hosting!

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  10. Meal Planning with ConnieMay 25, 2010 at 2:10 AM

    This sounds so, so good! I'll definitely be giving it a try! Thanks for sharing and for hosting!

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  11. Oh I love a nice salad that sounds yummy.

    Have an amazing Tuesday..

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  12. Sounds likea great recipe! There is lots of room to add this or that depending on what's in the fridge. I like it!

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  13. Well, Miss Cole, I do believe you've given me the recipe i'll use for dinner! Thx! :)

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  14. This looks like a great summer pasta salad! Can't wait to try it.

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  15. This sounds so yummy! I am adding this one to my recipe book right now! I can't wait to try it.

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  16. Wow! That sounds delicious. I think I am going to make it this weekend!! Thanks for sharing and hosting.

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  17. What a fun take on tortellini! That sounds delicious! - www.delightfulcountrycookin.com

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  18. This looks delish! I'm for sure going to make it. I just found your Blog and it is great. Thanks for sharing. :-)

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