Carrot Tortellini Salad
Total TimePrep: 20 min. + chilling
The good news on this recipe is it is very easy to make. I was a bit disappointed on the flavor of the Carrot tortellini salad though. I did add fresh parsley to it as well, hoping that both the basil and parsley would add additional flavor. I think the 1 tbsp. of parmesan cheese is too little as well. After making this I would add 1/2 cup of parmesan grated or shaved cheese
I made this for an Easter picnic because it had carrots in it and looked pretty and spring-like with the orange carrots and the green tortellini. It was well recieved by the family. I thought it was somewhat lacking in flavor, but others said they liked it just the way it was. I didn't add any salt to the cooking water for the tortellini, so maybe that was the problem. I did add an extra green onion. As I was eating it I thought it could use a little more fresh basil and maybe a jar of marinated artichoke hearts (also spring-like) with their marinade. I think I'll try that next time.
This was very easy to throw together for a BBQ. Everyone loved it. I used frozen tortellini and it was still good. I also like to add some extra carrots because 2 just didn't seem like quite enough.
This was a big hit at my BBQ. I used frozen tortellini and it still came out great.