Tortellini and Vegetable Salad

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Tortellini and Vegetable Salad
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
860
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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
51g
78%
Sugar
15g
N/A
Saturated Fat
10g
52%
Cholesterol
54mg
18%
Protein
22g
44%
Carbs
84g
28%
Vitamin A
205µg
23%
Vitamin B12
0.2µg
3.4%
Vitamin B6
0.6mg
28.4%
Vitamin C
124mg
100%
Vitamin E
8mg
38%
Vitamin K
47µg
59%
Calcium
263mg
26%
Fiber
11g
44%
Folate (food)
129µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
263µg
66%
Folic acid
79µg
N/A
Iron
4mg
22%
Magnesium
89mg
22%
Monounsaturated
32g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
6mg
29%
Phosphorus
388mg
55%
Polyunsaturated
5g
N/A
Potassium
1024mg
29%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.6mg
36.7%
Sodium
1270mg
53%
Thiamin (B1)
0.6mg
37.7%
Zinc
2mg
14%

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