Grilled Ahi Tortelli Salad

This is definitely the weather for salads and cold soups.  Summer may be almost done for some of you, but in Hawaii, it is here in full force.  I don't want to even think about turning my oven on.  The perfect dinner salad is one where you open the refrigerator, take everything out, toss the contents together in a nice big bowl, and that is IT.  You have my permission to stand for long moments, with the fridge door open just enough to almost enclose yourself inside.

Start with your al dente noodles (tasty gluten free ones, by the way),  rinse, toss them with a bit of olive oil, and set aside to cool down.  Into the bowl go chunks of fabulous, grilled tuna, left from yesterday's meal, tender green beans, just lightly steamed, crispy slices of  cucumber, marinated slivers of paprika peppers, kalamata black olives, and lashings of romaine, all nicely coated with an olive oil, garlic and balsamic vinaigrette. 

Rice & Corn Tortelli is the pasta, and I highly recommend it.  Good flavor, cute shape, and everything "free", as you will notice.  Except for the package itself.  I did have to pay for that.

So, I am contributing my beat-the-heat, Ahi Tortelli Salad for our weekly Presto Pasta Nights get-together, currently hosted by our illustrious founder and maintainer, Ruth of Once Upon a Feast.  Check out the many tasty dishes there for meal inspiration.  I get tons of great ideas every week.


Katerina said...

There is nothing better than a tasty cold salad on a hot summer day. Great dish.

Ruth Daniels said...

It's crazy hot here in Nova Scotia too, so thanks for sharing a great dish with Presto Pasta Nights.

Jennifer said...

If it gets hot again here I'll have to give this a try! It's terrible cooking in my kitchen when it reached 30C+ Thanks for sharing!

Joanne said...

It's been crazy hot here lately. So, yeah, I could totally use a salad like this! The tortellis look and sound delicious. And I always love a nice piece of ahi tuna. Great salad!

Sophie said...

In ate the samze rice pasta from thie austrailan brand. It is a also GF & dairy free too!

This salad looks so tasty!