Easy Tortellini

This is one of my favorites – great for company and so easy to make – it’s always a hit. Buy the fresh tortellini, not frozen – more expensive, but sooo worth it.  You can round this out with a protein if you like – this is awesome with shrimp!

1 pound package fresh tortellini
4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 cups freshly diced tomato
2 tablespoons chopped tarragon leaves 
2 tablespoons chiffonade basil leaves
1 tablespoons minced parsley leaves
1 minced shallots
3 tablespoons lemon juice
Sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper

1/4 cup grated parmesan reggiano cheese

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Cook the tortellini according to the package instructions. When fully cooked, drain and toss with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil and allow to cool to room temperature.

Meanwhile,  combine the diced tomatoes, herbs, shallots, lemon juice, and remaining 3 tablespoons olive oil. Mix to combine and season with sea salt and pepper. When the tortellini have cooled to room temperature toss with the tomatoe mixture.  Top with the grated cheese.


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