Saturday, July 30, 2011

Sauteed Vegetables with Cheese Tortellini/ Serve warm or chilled!!!

I decided lunch was going to be quick and easy.. Had everything available in frig., pantry or in the garden so I put this together quickly.  It was delicious and healthy too!   Happy easy cooking!   Note:  This salad can be served warm or chilled. It was wonderful both ways!! I tried it after refrigerating it and Delish!!!

1 14. 5 oz can diced petite tomatoes
1/2 cup chopped basil
1/2 cup chopped flat leaf parsley
1/2 tsp. thyme(optional)
2 scallions sliced(green included)
2 cloves garlic (minced)
1/2 cup sliced zucchini(removed seeds)
2 carrots (thinly sliced)
1/4 cup olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
1 16 oz. package frozen cheese tortellini(rinsed under cold water and drained)
grated Italian cheese (optional)

Delicious and easy to make!

Zucchini is added at the very end. so it is just tender and not overcooked.

Top with a little grated Italian Cheese if desired!
In a large skillet saute in olive oil, onion, parsley, basil, carrots until slightly tender, add garlic and tomatoes. . Cook on medium heat for about 15  minutes. Add Zucchini and cook 5 minutes more. While vegetables are cooking rinse tortellini with cold water..Drain.  Add to sauteed vegetables and cook a bit longer to warm tortellini..Top with a little grated cheese if desired..A 30 minute meal!

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