Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Whip it up Wednesdays

Tonight we had our monthly potluck at church and we were given the theme of Dr. Suess' "Green Eggs & Ham"!  Happy Birthday Dr. Suess!  I needed a quick make ahead meal because I had a crazy day, and this salad was the perfect fit! :)

Sous Chef:  Amelia

Recipe:  Ham Tortellini Salad

1 (7-8 oz) package cheese-filled spinach tortellini (I picked the package that was mixed regular and spinach)
3 cups (12 oz) ham, cut into bite sized pieces
1/2 cup green onion (I don't think I used that much)
10 cherry tomatoes, cut in half
1 cup light creamy buttermilk or fat free zesty italian salad dressing (I used both: 1 part buttermilk dressing to 2 parts italian dressing)
1/4 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
Leaf lettuce or butterhead lettuce, washed and drained

Cook tortellini according to package directions; drain and run under cold water to cool.  Combine all ingredients except leaf lettuce and red pepper in large bowl.  Toss until well blended.  Serve on lettuce-lined salad plates. Sprinkle with red pepper.  Serve immediately (I actually had it in the fridge and served it cold...tasted great both ways!)

Critiques:  At potlucks it is hard to gauge real reactions, but my family liked it :)

1 comment:

Valerie said...

How original and yummy looking! You're pictures are always so great!