Monday, June 9, 2008

"My Secret" Summer Pasta Salad


(Photos Courtesy of Jupiter Images)
I've made this "secret" recipe time after time over the past 15 years plus and it never fails. It's so simple to make and you can even whip up the night before if you are short on time. It's great for picnics - family gatherings - or a hot summer day.
One drawback - no leftovers to enjoy ;)
2 pkgs. fresh cheese tortellini
1 pkg. fresh pesto sauce
1/2 c. white wine tarragon vinegar
1 lb. asparagus (sliced and blanched) (you can substitute long stemmed canned)
2 c. julienned red and yellow peppers
1 c. walnut pieces (I usually skip the walnuts)
Cook tortellini, rinse in cold water. Drain well. Combine pesto, vinegar; whisk to blend. Add other ingredients. Mix well. Chill to taste. Serves 4 to 6.
Of course you can easily double this recipe.


Anonymous said...

I saw your pasta salad on the Blog - I'm glad to have the recipe - I have always loved it !!!

Sabina said...

Thanks Nancy!!

Ashley L. said...

oh my! that sounds delicious! thank you for sharing! :)

Sabina said...

Thanks for visiting Ashley!!

Cottage At Dove Canyon said...

Mmmm...pesto! Sounds like a perfect summer salad. Thanks for sharing!

Sarah said...

Yum! Looks good. Thanks for sharing!

Liz said...

Thank you! I was wondering what we were going to eat for dinner tonight! :)

Krissy said...

yummy! looks delicious. Thanks for the recipe - such lovely photos too.

Fifi Flowers said...

I guess the secret is out! You will have to come up with a NEW secret recipe!

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