I just love quick and easy meals like this on a busy night. Yes, a slow cooker meal or casserole would do, but I like fresh cooking and crunchy veggies every so often, so this is actually perfect for that. The whole thing comes together in about 15 minutes and is such a treat to the palate with a burst of fresh veggies and the cheesiness of the tortellini. Great dish! Enjoy!
-1 head broccoli
-1 red bell pepper
-1/2 cup pimiento stuffed green olives
-1 (19 oz) package three cheese tortellini
-3 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
-1-2 tsp red wine vinegar
-1/2 tsp salt
-1/2 tsp pepper
Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
While the water gets boiling, chop the head of broccoli into florets and place in a big salad bowl. Also, cut the bell pepper into small strips and half the olives. Place all with the broccoli.
Once the water is boiling, quickly cook the tortellini according to the package directions. Drain in a colander and rinse with cold water until cool. Drain well and add to the salad bowl.
Add the oil, vinegar, salt and pepper. Give it a really good stir. Serve and enjoy!