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Tortellini & Vegetable Salad

Gone are the afternoons of relaxing at home and eating home-cooked lunches.  But, just because your kids have to trade in their placemat for a brown bag or lunchbox, doesn’t mean they can’t still eat like the princes and princesses they are.  So this year, toss the PB&J aside (although we do love a good peanut butter sandwich) and prepare just as easy and delicious meals for dinner that make mouth-watering meals for your child’s next days’ lunch, without any need to re-heat!

Maria Zoitas, creator of Westside Market NYC’s “Maria’s Homemade” line of prepared foods, all which can be prepared quickly, easily and on a budget.  Not only will your child love them, but we’re sure all the other kids will be asking to trade their lunchbox for the day.



Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Great recipe for lunch or dinner!


  • 2 tablespoons plus ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small eggplant cubed
  • 1 small zucchini cubed
  • 1 red bell pepper seeded and cubed
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian herb seasoning
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup broccoli florets blanched
  • 1 9- ounce package fresh cheese-filled tortellini cooked and drained according to package directions


    Heat 2 tablespoons oil in skillet
    Add eggplant and zucchini and cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally
    Add red pepper and cook 1 minute
    Whisk together ¼ cup oil, balsamic vinegar, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper in large bowl
    Add tortellini, broccoli, and cooked vegetable mixture
    Toss well
    Chill before serving

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 633Total Fat: 50gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 30gCholesterol: 72mgSodium: 689mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 5gSugar: 8gProtein: 20g

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