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Tortellini Veggie and Pesto Salad

Tortellini Veggie and Pesto Salad

We just harvested out basil for the first time, and I wanted to make something with it. This is very similar to my Pasta Salad with Tortellini, but does not call for store bought dressing.

Fresh basil
Fresh garlic
Olive oil

Carrots
Peas
Broccoli

Tortellini
Ground beef

Balsamic vinegar
Onion salt
Fresh ground black pepper

Cook tortellini and steam vegetables. Brown meat. All Vegetables should be cut up very small. In the food processor process basil, garlic, and olive oil until close to smooth (making pesto). Toss tortellini, meat, vegetables, and pesto together in a bowl. Add vinegar, onion salt, and pepper to taste.

You can eat this right away while it’s still warm or chill it. The longer it chills, the better it tastes!

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Sandi’s Tortellini Salad

Sandi’s Tortellini Salad

2 packages cooked tortellini
1 stick butter
8 oz Sliced mushrooms
Diced fresh tomatoes (1 large or several romas)
Diced fresh onion (1 medium)
Minced or sliced fresh garlic (about 4 large cloves)
Salt and pepper
Cubed Cheddar (optional)
Diced avocado (optional)

Sauté half of the garlic and half of the onions in butter for about 3 minutes. Add mushrooms and sauté for 15 to 20 minutes stirring often. Toss together tomatoes, remaining garlic, and remaining onion. Toss the mixture with the cooked tortellini (and cheddar and avocado if desired). Pour mushrooms with butter over the top and mix together gently.

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