I have made this a million times…well maybe not a million…but countless. Another recipe from my mother that gets rave reviews every single time I serve it to someone for the first time. It only takes eight minutes, can be made days in advance, and is soooo easy to make. When asked for the recipe, it’s downright embarrassing…because it is so simple…but that is the whole reason for this blog, sharing what I make…so here we go.
One box of tortellini
One half bottle oil and vinegar salad dressing
Salt and pepper to taste
Cook the pasta according to the directions on the package, remove from boiling water and drain. Add one half bottle of dressing, salt and pepper to taste and stir.
I used two boxes this time because we were having a really big group. The tortellini is filled with cheese and the Mezzaluna is filled with pesto…both delicious.
Girard’s is my very favorite oil and vinegar dressing…the Champagne is wonderful!
Add salt and pepper to taste, and one half bottle of salad dressing.
Seriously that is all there is to this wonderful tasting bite on a toothpick. No other ingredients are needed and this is soooo good served as an hors d’ oeuvre or as a cold pasta salad.
Not often, but sometimes I’ll add string cheese and baby bell pepper sliced thin just for extra color and texture. It’s great both ways. Depending on the pasta you use you may need more salad dressing. For two boxes I used one whole bottle. You want each piece covered, but you don’t want any standing dressing in the bottom of the bowl.
You can keep it simple like this, or add fresh basil and mozzarella on the toothpick…it’s just soooo good!