Thursday, March 21, 2013

Tortellini & Spinach Salad

Soup, salad and pasta - in one bowl!
Warm broth ladled over the fresh spinach just wilts it slightly,
just enough to still call it a salad.
1 lb. frozen cheese tortellini
1/2 cup diced onion
1/4 cup diced carrot
1 Tbsp. minced garlic
1/2 tsp. oregano
1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
3 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
3/4 cup dry white wine
1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 can chick peas (or cannellini beans), rinsed and drained
1 cup halved grape tomatoes
1/2 panko bread crumbs
1 tsp. minced lemon zest
Salt and pepper
4 cups fresh spinach, washed and stemmed
Shredded Parmesan

Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water according to package directions; drain and set aside.
While pasta is cooking, saute onion, carrot, garlic, oregano and red pepper flakes in 2 Tbsp. olive oil in a large saute pan over medium low heat, until carrots and onion are slightly softened, about 5 minutes.

Stir in broth, wine and lemon juice; bring to a boil.  Add pasta, beans, and tomatoes;  simmer to heat through.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Toast crumbs in 1 Tbsp. oil in a small skillet over medium heat until golden, stirring often.  Toss with lemon zest and season with salt and pepper.

Place 1 cup spinach in bowl or plate.  Top with broth, pasta, breadcrumbs and Parmesan.


Best served warm.
Enjoy!

Sharing with:  Floptimism National Nutrition Month

3 comments:

  1. Looks great! I'd love to try it by switching the chicken broth w/ vegetable broth to make this a vegetarian meal. Thanks for sharing!

    julee @ D.I.Y. Louisville

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  2. Hello! I stumbled upon your blog as I was exploring some of the blogs my own blog's readers follow, and I just loved this post. I think my readers would really love this tortellini salad, too! It's such a unique recipe. I'd like to invite you to participate in my blog's link-up party to celebrate the end of National Nutrition Month - feel free to check it out and share one of the delicious, healthy recipes you've been enjoying this past month! http://bit.ly/YCpeHq

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  3. Ein tolles Gericht. Stelle ich mir schon sehr lecker vor.

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