Since I like polish pierogies so damn much, it’s no wonder that I like any other kind of stuffed dough meal. One of my favourites are tortellinis. Origins of tortellini you can look in Castelfranco Emilia italian province of Modena. There is at least 3 version of the way it got created. One involves Lucretia Borgia 0_o ( i don’t know if it’s that good, since she was known poisoner).
Second one includes Venus and Jupiter. In both legends owner of the inn they stayed in was so captivated by the beauty of the women that he was peeping through the keyhole and saw only navels – that suppose to explain why tortellinis look like perfect little navels. The third version very not romantic at all says that it imitates Modenas famous architectural feature which is a turtle.
Today I present you nice recipe for Navel salad – no wonder which version I like more 0_o
2x 250g fresh spinach-ricotta tortellini (can be any actually :D)
2 baby zucchinis
1 large carrot
200g cherry or grape tomatoes
½ bunch parsley
some parmesan or mozzarella cheese to taste
Any creamy one will do, I made Knorr garlic one with mayo, (Note: Cookies ate it without any dressing, I am sure he would’ve liked some sort of Italian with it!~)
Cook tortellini along the instructions, don’t forget to rinse it under cold water, other way while cooling it will get together into one big clump, set aside to cool down.
In the meantime prepare veggies. If zucchini has too thick skin, peel it, but it’s not necessary, especially with baby ones. Slice them thinly and place in a bowl. Do the same with carrots. Halve tomatoes and chop parsley – mix good in the bowl.
Add cold tortellinis and pour dressing over, then sprinkle with shredded cheese.
Serve for lunch or dinner, enjoy!!
Until next time, take care of yourself and each other 0_o
P.S. Cookies thoughts: Too much garlic for my tastes in the dressing, I ate it without dressing, but I felt it was GOOD as well without too. I ate it all and look forward to revisiting this meal again. Its like a broken record, but… Magda Cooks… It just right!