This summer we have been eating outside quite a bit. Friends and family have gathered, sometimes it is just the four of us and our dog Denver, but no matter who is present, our dinner is always tasty. We have been enjoying light meals that are full of flavor. The following recipe is my most fave of the entire season. It's my go to salad and I hope you will enjoy it soon. Seriously, I make this salad every other week, no fail.
1 lb of your favorite fresh tortellini
1 cup grape tomatoes - halved
1 cup fresh arugula
1/4 cup your favorite olives
8 oz fresh mozzarella balls
1 cup olive oil
1/2 teaspoon whole fresh thyme leaves
1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
2 lemons, zested
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons Champagne or white wine vinegar
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Handful grated parmesan for the top
Cook tortellini as directed, let cool. Combine pasta, tomatoes, arugula, olives and mozzarella. On the side combine all dressing ingredients and whisk until blended. Pour over top of pasta and toss. Top with parmesan cheese if desired. Serve warm or chilled for best results.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Watermelon and Feta Salad, sounds strange right? It is so refreshing and light, and full of flavor. Slice watermelon and top with crumbled feta cheese, drizzle with light olive oil and fresh dill. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Remember to eat soon to avoid soggy melon.
Posted by beckysrh at 10:19 AM