Tortelloni with fresh tomatoes and Parmesan -Another great summer time pasta salad!
Today time was short as usual, but I have been amiss in my food blogging so I looked in the fridge and found the Tortelloni, then I ran across the street to my local "Pizzicheria" and bought the fresh tomatoes and I put together this quick, delicious recipe that can be eaten hot as a main dish, or at room temperature as a delicious side dish salad. It's the perfect picnic recipe - no mayonnaise! And it is low in fat and calories!
Ingredients for 2 healthy main dish portions or 4 side dish portions:
1 lb of ricotta and spinach filled tortelloni or ravioli
(you can substitute with a pound of shell macaroni)
a bunch of small, sweet tomatoes - any variety will do!
Basil - fresh, frozen or dry
salt and pepper to taste
Cook the pasta according to the directions on the package.
Add the pasta and the Parmesan to the tomatoes. Add basil, salt and pepper to taste. Add about 3 to 4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil.
Toss lightly to mix. Serve hot as a main dish, or cool to room temperature and serve as a delicious alternative to macaroni or potato salad!