Tortellini and Vegetable Salad

Tortellini and Vegetable Salad
Staff Writer
Tortellini and Vegetable Salad
Westside Market NYC

Tortellini and Vegetable Salad

Here's a unique twist on the popular pasta salad. Here, tortellini is used instead of the usual penne, farfalle, or elbow-shaped pasta, and summer's best seasonal vegetables are thrown into the mix for a healthier, more nutritious pasta salad that's sure to please.

2
Servings
308
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • One 9-ounce package fresh cheese-filled tortellini
  • 1 Cup broccoli florets
  • 2 Tablespoons plus 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small eggplant, diced
  • 1 small zucchini, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Teaspoon dried Italian herb seasoning

Directions

Bring a large pot of salted water to a gentle boil. Cook the tortellini according to the package directions and drain. In a separate small saucepan, bring water to a boil. Set up an ice bath. Blanch the broccoli florets, transfer to the ice bath, and drain.

Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the eggplant and zucchini and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Then, add the bell pepper and cook for 1 minute.

In a large bowl, whisk together the remaining oil, balsamic vinegar, and Italian seasoning. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Add the tortellini, broccoli, and cooked vegetable mixture and toss well.

Chill before serving.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
23g
33%
Sugar
4g
4%
Saturated Fat
6g
25%
Cholesterol
20mg
7%
Carbohydrate, by difference
20g
15%
Protein
6g
13%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
7mg
9%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
135mg
14%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Magnesium, Mg
2mg
1%
Phosphorus, P
6mg
1%
Sodium, Na
259mg
17%
Water
13g
0%

Tortellini Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Tortellini Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.