Ciao! My name is Yolanda and I'd like to welcome you to my Blog! I have always had a love for cooking, baking and eating. This blog is mainly a place for me to record and share precious family recipes from those living and deceased as well as delicious recipes that my friends have given me throughout the years.


Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Tortellini Caesar Salad

        I guess it is about time I add a new recipe post! Work and life in general has kept me busier than usual this year!  I hope everyone is having a fantastic summer! I started teaching summer school a few weeks ago and have also spent the past few months helping plan my sister-in-law Laurie's bridal and bachelorette party which were both successful! My other sister-in-law Marcy, brother-in-law and new baby nephew also came for a week visit from Florida.  The entire family spent our time together at a cozy cottage on Keuka Lake boating, swimming, Kayaking, eating and playing with my nephew Preston.  
My dog and I Kayaking on Keuka Lake
My nephew Preston representing my in-law's store
My sister-in-Law's ugly dress bachelorette party on the lake
On the 4th we invited some friends to join us for a barbecue at the cottage and I made my go to summer salad! It was a big hit as it usually is, so I thought I would share this easy, but amazing salad with all of you.  I got the recipe from a co worker, Debbie that I use to work with and I can't thank her enough for sharing this delicious recipe with me!
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Salad Dressing Ingredients:
*1/2 cup of Hellmann's Mayo
* Juice from 1/2 a lemon
* 1/4 cup of 2% Milk
* 2 cloves of Fresh Garlic
* 1/3 cup of Grated Parmesan Cheese (the fresh kind, not the one that comes in a jar on a shelf!) (In my picture the cheese is shredded, I have found that using grated is much better!)
* Salt and Pepper to Taste
Salad Dressing Procedure:
 (If you want, this could be made a few days in advanced as well):
* Mince garlic and place in a small bowl or jar
* squeeze half a lemon into bowl (be sure to not get seeds in it)
* Add Milk, Mayo, and Grated Cheese. 
* Add some black ground pepper to taste and mix with a small whisk or fork.  If you are using a jar, just close and shake.
* Cover and place in fridge, until you are ready to serve your salad.
Salad Ingredients:
Salad Procedure:
* Cook your tortellini according to package directions
* When done, drain in cold water and set aside
* Cut up your Romaine Lettuce and place in a large salad bowl
* Add your cooled tortellini
* Add your cut up tomatoes or cherry tomato halves
* Pour dressing all over the top and toss until the salad is well coated
* Sprinkle the croutons over the top 


Rebecca said...

Making this for the third time!

Yolanda said...

That's great!It can almost be a meal on its own!