A couple weeks ago we had our first Purple Porch Coop’s Community Food night… Building relationships through good food! It is similar to a ministry we do at our church, but for this one everyone brings a favorite dish...and WOW were they beautiful...and the conversations were awesome! Most of the recipes were ingredients from local farmers or their gardens and everyone got to vote on which one they liked the most by putting coins in a paper bag! We had brought several items to compensate in case someone wasn't able too. We we brought coleslaw with blueberry's (Chris made), Blueberry Crumble (Kyra and her friend made) - see recipe in last update and Tomato Pesto Salami salad that I made! The Tomato pesto Salami salad won (by I think 10 cents)...but it was awesome so I wanted to share it!
Tomato Pesto Salami Ravioli
1 9-ounce package refrigerated cheese filled tortellini or ravioli
1 medium tomato, chopped (FFC)
½ cup purchased pesto (or homemade)
6 ounces salami, chopped
Thin tomato slices (optional)(FFC)
Cook tortellini according to package directions. Place chopped tomato in a large colander; drain pasta over tomato. Return mixture to a hot pan. Place in a medium mixing bowl. Add pesto and salami (we used our own beef salami); toss gently till pasta is coated with pesto. Serve warm on individual plates lined with a few pieces of thinly sliced tomato or in a bowl for a buffet. 6 to 8 servings. (when I made it I doubled everything)
I am going to make it again tonight for us, our next community night is September 10th, so if you are local we hope to see you there with your good food! You can bring anything you love to eat and it is very kid friendly!
Have a great day!