Today's WFMW edition is the best summer recipes! Yum! I just discovered a great main dish salad. It's from the cookbook Best Recipes From American Country Inns and Bed & Breakfasts. This particular recipe comes from White Mountain Lodge in Greer, AZ.
It was delicious, easy to prepare, and light & refreshing for a summer day! Give it a try!
1 20-oz. pkg frozen, cheese-filled tortellini (I used dried - it worked fine)
1/2 cup virgin olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 large bunch spinach leaves, cleaned, dried, and crisp (I used bagged baby spinach)
4 cooked, boneless chicken breasts, cut in strips and chilled
1 cup shredded Italian cheese blend or feta cheese
1/2 large red onion cut in thin rings (I skipped)
6 hard-cooked eggs, peeled and quartered (I skipped)
Prepare tortellini according to package directions, drain, and set aside in large bowl. Combine oil, lemon juice, wine vinegar, sugar, parsley, oregano, garlic, salt, and pepper. Mix well and pour over tortellini until coated. Cover bowl and chill at least 2 hours or up to 1 day ahead.
To assemble, mix spinach, chicken, and cheese with tortellini and mound on individual serving plates. Arrange onion rings and eggs on top or around edge of plate. Yields 6 servings.
I've posted a few other good summer recipes on my blog. Here they are:
Marinated Vegetable Salad
Cookie Salad (or Dessert - you be the judge!)
And of course you need some no-bake desserts when it's hot out!
No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cheesecake
Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies
Frozen Chocolate Mousse
Cookies & Cream Dessert
Enjoy and stay cool! For lots more great summer recipes, stop by Works-For-Me-Wednesday hosted by We Are THAT Family!
I'm also linking this up to Tasty Tuesday at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam! Stop over there for many more recipes!