Fresh Corn & Tomato Basil Tortellini Salad

I REFUSE to admit that summer is almost over. Just because today is the 1st of September, there are still a ton of signs of summer around. Starting with the heat. I took Samoa for a walk tonight and despite the fact that it was past 7, I still came back drenched in sweat. The humidity here, y’all!

Heat aside, there are still a bounty of fresh veggies at the farmers’ market and grocery store, and I took advantage by making this super easy tortellini salad with some fresh corn, tomatoes, and basil from our herb garden. I tossed it with a bit of spinach, parmesan cheese, and homemade vinaigrette and called it a day. It was the perfect light supper for me, served with my leftover fish from Bleu Olive. Ben got steak. 🙂

Fresh Corn & Tomato Basil Tortellini Salad

Fresh Corn & Tomato Basil Tortellini Salad

Fresh Corn & Tomato Basil Tortellini Salad
Recipe Type: Salad, Pasta
Cuisine: Italian
Author: Claire McCormick of “Claire Tastes”
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Serves: 8
This easy, throw-together salad comes together in minutes. The longest step is waiting for the tortellini to cook! Toss it with a simple vinaigrette and call it a day.
Ingredients
  • 1 package tortellini (I used DeLallo Ricotta and Spinach)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • corn from 2 fresh ears (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen peas
  • 1/4 cup red onion, chopped
  • sliced or spiralized zucchini (about 1 cup)
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
  • For the vinaigrette:
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • pinch of red pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • parmesan cheese, to taste
Instructions
  1. Cook tortellini according to package directions, about 13 minutes or until al dente. Drain in a colander.
  2. In a large bowl, combine remaining vegetable ingredients (except vinaigrette). Add the pasta and toss.
  3. Whisk together ingredients for the vinaigrette. I used a mason jar to shake, shake, shake it up. Spoon over the salad and lightly toss. Serve with grated parmesan cheese and more spinach, if desired.

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Enjoy the last of summer’s best!

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