Tortellini Bruschetta Salad

Ingredients

 1 ¼ lbs ripe flavorful tomatoes, heirloom if possible
 ¼ cup Armanino Creamy Garlic Sauce
 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
 ½ tsp kosher salt
 ½ tsp ground black pepper
 ¼ tsp red chile flakes
 32 oz Armanino Cheese Tortellini (two 1-pound bags)
 ¼ cup finely minced fresh basil
 ½ cup shaved parmesan

Directions

1

Cook the Armanino Cheese Tortellini according to the package directions, drain and let cool completely.

2

Core and coarsely chop the tomatoes and put in a medium bowl, juices included.

3

Add the Armanino Creamy Garlic Sauce, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. Stir to combine.

4

Gently toss the sauce with the tortellini, add most of the chopped basil (reserving some for garnish) and half the parmesan and toss again.

5

Garnish with the remaining parmesan and basil.

6

Serve chilled or at room temperature. The salad is best the day it’s made.

Chef’s Tips

  • The better the tomatoes, the better the salad. During peak tomato season, find the ripest, juiciest tomatoes possible. Heirloom varieties are wonderful; multi-colored varieties will make for a festive and delicious dish.
  • Cherry tomatoes, particularly a super sweet variety like Sun Gold, are fantastic too. Dice into small pieces.
  • Other herbs, in place of or in addition to the basil, would be welcome. Chives, tarragon, chervil and lemon balm all make tasty variations.

Ingredients

 1 ¼ lbs ripe flavorful tomatoes, heirloom if possible
 ¼ cup Armanino Creamy Garlic Sauce
 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
 ½ tsp kosher salt
 ½ tsp ground black pepper
 ¼ tsp red chile flakes
 32 oz Armanino Cheese Tortellini (two 1-pound bags)
 ¼ cup finely minced fresh basil
 ½ cup shaved parmesan

Directions

1

Cook the Armanino Cheese Tortellini according to the package directions, drain and let cool completely.

2

Core and coarsely chop the tomatoes and put in a medium bowl, juices included.

3

Add the Armanino Creamy Garlic Sauce, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. Stir to combine.

4

Gently toss the sauce with the tortellini, add most of the chopped basil (reserving some for garnish) and half the parmesan and toss again.

5

Garnish with the remaining parmesan and basil.

6

Serve chilled or at room temperature. The salad is best the day it’s made.

Tortellini Bruschetta Salad

Yields8 Servings

Prep Time30 mins

Cook Time5 mins

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