One of the joys of summer is having garden produce readily available in your yard. This pasta salad takes advantage of garden fresh juicy tomatoes, crunchy cucumbers, and fresh herbs. There's loads of added flavor with a light herb dressing and textures with creamy avocado, corn, al dente cheese tortellini and salty Parmesan cheese. It's a healthy vegetarian salad that can be made early in the day and refrigerated in an airtight container. I used both spinach cheese tortellini and spiral pasta for contrasts. Add crumbled Parmesan Cheese Crisps right before serving, Recipe adapted from averiecooks.com and serves 4-6.
Garden Fresh Tortellini Pasta Salad