Tortellini & Roasted Vegetable Salad

Posted on: March 28, 2014 Written by
Tortellini & Roasted Vegetable Salad
    Photography by: Debbie Peck      

Yield: Serves 6-10, depending on whether you use 1 or 2 packages of tortellini

Ingredients

    • 6-8 cups of vegetables for roasting: mushrooms, zucchini, bell peppers, eggplant, onion, green beans, asparagus
    • 3-4 T. olive oil
    • 1-2 (9 oz./250 g) packages tortellini
    • 6 C. (1.5 liters) torn leaf lettuce


Dressing:

  • 4 sun-dried tomato halves in oil, drained and chopped
  • 2 T. finely chopped fresh basil or 2 tsp. dried basil
  • 1/2 C. (125 ml) chicken broth
  • 2 T. olive oil
  • 2 T. lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. salt

 

Instructions

  1. Mix dressing ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Alternately you can chop all the dressing ingredients very fine and combine in a jar; shake well.
  2. Cut vegetables into uniform sizes, and drizzle with olive oil. Put softer vegetables, such as zucchini and mushrooms, on one baking sheet and vegetables that require longer roasting time, such as peppers, onions, eggplant on another. Lining the baking sheet with parchment helps with clean up but isn’t necessary. Sprinkle with salt and roast at 425° F (230° C) for 20-25 minutes or until browned. Cool to room temperature.
  3. Cook tortellini according to package directions; drain. Toss tortellini and vegetables with dressing.
  4. Place torn lettuce in serving bowl, or on individual serving plates. Top with tortellini/vegetable mixture. Best served at room temperature.

 

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