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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Tortellini Salad by Yellow Song Bird

This looks so good! I love tortellini!

Tortellini Salad
Vegetables ((zucchini, squash, bell pepper, mushrooms, onion, you name it!))
Pesto ((or ingredients to make your own, it's SO easy!))
Tortellini ((I buy the Buitoni kind that has cheese in it in the dairy section, but for a cheaper meal, just boxed pasta will do!))
Chicken Breasts 
Olive Oil
Salt & Pepper

-Chop vegetables 

-Heat up olive oil in skillet and cook veggies until they are browned a little and cooked through. I also season mine with some garlic salt.

-Once the veggies are done, put in bowl and set aside.

-Boil water and prepare pasta as shown on package.  
-Heat up more olive oil and season chicken with italian seasoning, garlic salt, and salt/pepper.

While the pasta & chicken are cooking, this is when I make my pesto. Toss some basil leaves, pine nuts, chopped garlic, parmesan cheese,  and olive oil into food processor and add olive oil until it is desired consistency.

-Slice or cube the chicken
-Drain the pasta
-Toss pesto, chicken, veggies, and pasta together in large bowl. Season with salt & pepper and sprinkle with fresh parmesan. 

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