Shavuot Tortellini Salad

This is totally a fake post because I posted this tortellini salad recipe last summer but I was just in the shuk and saw BEAUTIFUL fresh tortellini and even in the supermarkets I have seen beautiful fresh packed tortellini that I thought this would be a great salad for Shavuot. I've tweaked my original recipe just a little by adding some additional cheese but trust me this salad is always a hit and is a perfect main dish/salad/side dish to your Shavuot meal. Even though you are eating pasta this salad isn't heavy at all so it is perfect for the warm weather. Feel free to switch up the vegetables if you want and you can even substitute ravioli if you can't find tortellini but I think the texture of tortellini is better suited here. Enjoy!!

1 lb (500 grams) cheese tortellini 
1 large head broccoli, cut into florets and blanched
1 1/2 cups small cherry or grape tomatoes
1/2 cup scallions, sliced
1/2 cup black olives. sliced
1/2 cup feta cheese, cut into small cubes
1/3 cup shredded parmesan

For the dressing:
1/3 cup rice vinegar
2/3 cup light olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp sugar
salt and pepper to taste

Place the blanched broccoli, tomatoes, scallions and olives in bowl. Whisk together the ingredients for the dressing until well combined and pour over the veggies. Cook the tortellini according to the package instructions and place with the vegetables. The warm pasta will absorb the dressing well.A few minutes before serving add the feta and top with the Parmesan. Serve the salad at room temperature or cool and re-season with salt and pepper before serving.


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