I love Whole Foods for many reasons, one reason being that it is so easy to find Vegetarian cheeses there. Here’s my take on a super-easy Vegetarian tortellini salad.
Recipe from Handmade By Tracie
1 pkg Whole Foods 365 Organic Frozen Cheese Tortellini
1/3 pkg Whole Foods 365 Organic Frozen Peas
1/4 cup Sundried Tomatoes
Red Wine Vinegar
Salt + Pepper
Whole Foods 365 Organic Vegetarian Parmesan
Prepare tortellini according to package instructions. I prefer mine al dente. Once ready put in a mixing bowl and set aside to cool. 365 brand tortellini is great as they use Vegetarian cheeses to stuff the pasta.
Save a tiny bit of the pasta water and add a vegetable steamer to the pot. Add the frozen peas, cover pot and steam for about 4 minutes. Once ready add the peas to the bowl with the pasta.
Take your handful of sun dried tomatoes (I prefer the “moist” tomatoes – not the hard ones) and cut into pieces. Add them to the mixing bowl.
Season the salad with freshly ground black pepper, your salt of choice (sea, kosher or table), and basil. Drizzle olive oil and balsamic vinegar over the pasta. Add a couple tablespoons of red wine vinegar. Sprinkle parmesan over the top and mix together. Note: You can get the 365 Vegetarian Parmesan either Grated or Shredded near the Fromagerie (in the case by the fresh mozzarella). You can also get Stravecchio Reserve in the Fromagerie if you like to grate your own – this is the Vegetarian version of Parmesan that is available in brick form at Whole Foods.
Place the salad in the refrigerator. Serve cold.