Monday, October 31, 2011

Cheese Tortellini with Fresh Spinach & Herbs

This recipe is brought to you courtesy of my friend Kristy. I recently made it for Sunday lunch with friends and it was a hit. Kristy, you have excellent taste. Actually, your Aunt Mary has excellent taste because she made it for you. And the circle of recipe sharing continues. If you're in the mood for a lighter pasta dish with the flavors of fresh herbs paired with spinach, you'll love this. It's surprisingly filling and great the next day too. This recipe serves about 8, so you may want to divide accordingly.


¾ cup olive oil
¼ cup red wine vinegar
1-2 garlic cloves
1 Tbs Dijon mustard
¼ white pepper (or regular pepper works too)
2 LB Cheese Tortellini
5 scallions, chopped
2 Tbs fresh parsley
10-12 fresh basil leaves, torn
Parmesan or Romano cheese
Baby spinach or other greens


Whisk 3/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
Add 1 or 2 chopped garlic cloves
1 Tbs Dijon mustard

1/4 tsp white pepper

Toss with 2LB cooked cheese tortellini drained and cooled a bit.

Add 5 chopped scallions
2 Tbs chopped fresh parsley

10-12 chopped fresh basil leaves
Toss all with a bit of freshly grated Parmesan or Romano cheese

Arrange on a platter lined with fresh baby spinach or other greens and top with more grated cheese.


Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe with me Kristy. You rock AND you have a beautiful new kitchen! Maybe you should send me some before and after photos so I can talk more about it...hint, hint :)


  1. We recreated this meal for dinner tonight...right down to the dipping oil! All we were missing were our wonderful friends! Delicious meal :) christy


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