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Testing Pastas



 
I was recently sent an assortment of different pastas to  try out and so we had a pasta day in our house where I cooked up a few old favourites and a few new favourites.
 
One of the pastas I was sent was a fabulous filled Gluten Free Tortelloni. A Tomato and Mozzarella Tortelloni.  As soon as I saw it I thought of this delicious salad that I make from time to time.

 
I love Caesar salad and I love pasta. It made perfect sense to me to combine the two of them.
 

This is a very hearty salad, but makes for a delicious light supper. It is quick and easy to throw together.

 
Along with the Tortelloni I add some blanched broccoli and chopped tomatoes, red onions, baby gems, some croutons and bacon bits and a good Caesar Salad Dressing.  This is gorgeous.
  
*Caesar Tortelloni Salad*Serves 4Printable Recipe
A delightfully quick and deliciously different Caesar Salad! 

1 package of refrigerated cheese filled tortellini (about half a pound in weight)2 baby gem lettucesa handful of cherry tomatoes, quartered1/4 of a small red onion, peeled and chopped finely1/2 a small bunch of broccoli, separated into floretsto finish:crisp garlic croutonsbacon bitsgrated and shaved Parmesan cheeseyour favourite Caesar Salad Dressing (I like Newman's own)coarsely ground black pepper
  

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to the boil.   Drop in the tortelloni and broccoli florets.  Cook for 2 to 3 minutes until done, as directed on the package.  Drain and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process.  Drain again.  (I spread it out on a large baking sheet which I have lined with a clean tea towel.Separate your baby gems into individual leaves, cutting any larger ones in half if necessary.  Wash and dry.  Place them into a large salad bowl.   Top with the red onion, cherry tomatoes and broccoli.  Sprinkle on the garlic croutons, bacon bits and cheese.   Toss with your favourite Caesar Salad dressing and then  grind some pepper over top.  Serve immediately.  You may pass extra croutons and cheese if you wish.  It makes a lovely light lunch!  For a heartier meal add strips of grilled chicken or beef.
Note - when using a Gluten Free Tortelloni take care to note that it does NOT need to be cooked as long as regular Tortelloni.  You run the risk of it turning to mush.  Cook only for 45 to 60 seconds. They do tend to be a bit more fragile than regular tortelloni.

   
Its really nice to know that people who are glucose intolerant are now able to enjoy a lot more options when it comes to eating.
  Evexia Gluten Free Tomato and Mozzarella Tortelloni are available in two flavours, Tomato and Mozzarella as well as Spinach and Ricotta.
I was also sent some of the Evexia Gluten Free Chickpea Fusilli. This has a lovely nutty flavour, and is packed with fibre and protein.  They al...
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