Perfect salad for the 4th of the July celebration – Inspiration recipe: Tortellini Salad but with a few inspirations of my own.
Basic store-bought cheese tortellini, cooked according to the package
Olive Oil Vinaigrette, store-bought pesto, Roasted Red peppers
Also – Fresh mozzarella (cherry size) halved, pepperoni slices halved, sliced black olives. Ideas for next time: chopped red onions, Parmesan cheese, artichoke hearts, and whole pepperoni, cubed instead of slices.
Mix and add additional salad dressing and pesto – to taste and freshly ground black pepper, to taste.
Added halved grape tomatoes – Here is a super fast, super easy way to cut grape / cherry tomatoes. Chill in the fridge or cooler until ready to serve.
Served up with some of our 4th of July eats.