Caprese Tortellini Salad
So this is a recipe I made up because I was using things I had in the house.
It is now one of my favorites.
2 bags of frozen tortellini
Salt for the water
One large package of grape tomatoes
6 cloves of minced garlic
One chopped sweet onion
!/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/3 cup olive oil plus more for drizzling at the end
2 containers of the mini mozzarella balls
One to two cups of the pasta water
One cup plus more of Italian popcorn or garlic croutons
Sprinkle of red pepper flakes
10 big basil leaves. Use only fresh.
Make the tortellini according to the package directions
Drain but save 1-2 cups of the pasta water
Put the cooked pasta in a large bowl and set aside.
Heat the oil and add the onion and garlic and tomatoes plus the oregano, salt, pepper and garlic powder.
Let this all cook together till the tomatoes burst and are almost brown.
Pour over the pasta
Drain the cheese and pour the balls over the tomatoes
Add 1/2 cup of the pasta water and mix well.
If it isn’t saucy enough add another 1/2 cup of pasta water
Add the fresh basil and some more olive oil.