So The Hubs has been out of town for a few days now so I thought I would indulge in some much needed girl food! At least thats what he would call it. The fact that its a pasta dish that is quite healthy, falls under the category "Girl Food" in his book. So I take every opportunity that I have to cook something light and fresh and eat it for lunch and dinner and maybe a snack inbetween.
And can I just say this dish is just that! With fresh cherry tomatoes, marinated artichoke hearts, fresh mozzarella, and delicious cheese stuffed tortellini tossed in Pesto. You really can't go wrong here. This is a great Pasta Salad for parties or get togethers also.
1 (12oz) bag frozen tortellini
1 (10oz) carton of cherry tomatoes
1 (6.5oz) jar of marinated artichoke hearts
1 (6.5oz)store-bought jar Pesto with Basil (or you can use homemade Pesto)
6 oz of fresh mozzarella (cubed)
Cook the tortellini as directed on package. Drain the pasta and let cool for about 5-10 minutes. Next, dice the marinated artichoke hearts and fresh mozzarella into bite sized pieces. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and toss till everything is well coated with Pesto. Store this dish in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days.