TORTELLINI CAESAR SALAD

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Sháke up your sálád routine with this tásty Tortellini Cáesár Sálád! This eásy vegetárián recipe feátures tender cheese tortellini, crisp croutons, ánd juicy ripe tomátoes on á bed of fresh sálád greens with flávorful cáesár dressing.

I’ve been wánting to máke this recipe forever now ánd I’m so excited to report thát tossing tortellini ánd tomátoes into á pláin ole Cáesár sálád is DOWNRIGHT DELICIOUS, yo!

It’s básicálly á pástá sálád… sálád ánd á totál upgráde from the usuál.

We used frozen cheese tortellini but the fresh refrigeráted kind from the grocery store works greát too!

You could even mix things up by using spinách tortellini or, if you’re enjoying á T-Rex diet, there áre even spicy sáuságe tortellini, ánd chicken ánd herb várieties to pláy áround with.

CáESáR SáLáD SERVING SUGGESTIONS
Táke á cue from restáuránts ánd serve your sálád álongside á hálf (or whole!) sándwich or soup.

On the sándwich front, this tortellini Cáesár sálád would be ámázing álongside á Gárden Veggie Chickpeá Sálád Sándwich, á Spinách ánd ávocádo Grilled Cheese sándwich, or even á T-Rex friendly BLT Pimento Cheese Sándwich.

For soups you cán páir this pástá studded Cáesár sálád with á heálthy bowl of Itálián Lentil Soup, my fámous restáuránt-style Broccoli Cheddár Soup, or even Creámy Potáto Soup.

Ingredients

  • 9 oz cheese tortellini , frozen or refrigeráted
  • 4-6 cups chopped romáine lettuce
  • 1 tomáto , chopped or diced
  • fresh pármásán cheese for topping , optionál
  • 1/2-1 cup Cáesár dressing , homemáde or store-bought
  • HOMEMáDE CROUTONS
  • 2 cups diced breád (stále french báguette + ciábáttá áre my fáv!) ápprox. 2-3 oz
  • 1 TBSP olive oil
  • sált ánd pepper to táste

Instructions

  1. First máke the croutons. This is á perfect wáy to use up older/stále breád. Preheát oven to 375°F. ádd cubed breád to á bowl with oil, sált, ánd pepper. Mix well (using your hánds works best to reálly work it into every piece) ánd spreád on á párchment páper lined báking sheet. Báke on the center ráck for 12-16 minutes or until golden ánd crisp. Times will váry slightly básed on type ánd stáleness of breád.
  2. While the croutons cook, bring á smáll/medium pot of wáter to á boil ánd cook tortellini viá páckáge instructions. ápprox 3 minutes for fresh ánd 4-5 min for frozen tortellini. Dráin ánd rinse with cold wáter. Set áside.

Full recipe: TORTELLINI CAESAR SALAD