Tortellini With Herb Dressing


2 10-ounce packages fresh cheese tortellini
1/2 cup olive oil, divided
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
1/2 cup fresh parsley leaves, finely chopped
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt
Fresh ground pepper to taste
4 plum tomatoes, halved, seeded & diced
1 small onion, finely minced
1 clove garlic, crushed


Prepare tortellini according to directions. Drain well. Place in a large bowl. Toss with ¼ cup olive oil.

In a blender or food processor, process herbs, remaining ¼ cup olive oil, garlic, balsamic vinegar, salt & pepper.

Toss dressing over tortellini and add the onions and put in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Just before serving, add your tomatoes and toss gently.


8 servings

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Took this to a church brunch.

Took this to a church brunch. I should have doubled the recipe. It was gone before half the guests made it thru the line. Got rave reviews.