Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
- 1 (20 ounce) package cheese tortellini prepared according to package directions
- 1 pint cherry tomatoes halved
- 1/2 cucumber seeded and sliced
- 1/2 red onion diced
- 2 tablespoons Natural Grapeseed Oil
- 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
- 1 bag Tuscan Skillet Meal Seasoning
- Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl until completely combined. Chill for 1 hour to allow flavors to develop.
- Serve chilled.
- 320 Calories (kcal)
- 8 Fat (g)
- 3.5 Saturated Fat (g)
- 49 Carbohydrates (g)
- 3 Fiber (g)
- 3 Sugar (g)
- 14 Protein (g)
- 40 Cholesterol (mg)
- 390 Sodium (mg)
If you’d like to make your salads healthier by adding more vegetables to your meals,then a mix of tortellini cheese,tomatoes, the vinegar and cucumbers are especially a good choice. This is because they are widely used in traditional diets as well as spas across the world for a reason that they are good for health.
Cucumbers contain potassium which helps a lot in controlling levels of blood pressure. Eating cucumbers especially in salads gets yu its direct nutrients that are easily and fast absorbed to the body. Research shows that this in turn is directly associated with lower rates of stroke and might also reduce the risk of total cardiovascular related diseases
This salad ,with the combination of all the ingredients has been found to have anti-inflammatory substance called fisetin that normally present in both cucumbers and tomatoes. Fisetin plays an important role in brain health. They have the ability to reduce the impact of age-related neurological diseases on brain function and it would also help maintain cognitive function in people with Alzheimer’s disease.
There is a reason why cucumbers and tomatoes are used in salads and specifically eaten when raw. This is because the play a very vital role in skin care. They have been shown to be effective as a potential anti-wrinkle agent in cosmetic products, protecting our skin form the effects of aging.
This meal helps in fighting inflammation in the body, reduces the risk of cancer and alos can help lower the inflammatory response in the body. They contain polyphenols called lignans, which can potentially reduce the risk of certain cancers and cardiovascular diseases. It also contain plant nutrients called cucurbitacins, which have anti-cancer properties. Scientists have already determined that several different signaling pathways required for cancer cell development and survival can be blocked by activity of cucurbitacins. Flavonoids, which are anti-inflammatory substances, and tannins in cucumbers, scallions and tomatoes have both been shown to limit the release of free radicals in the body and to reduce pain.
This meal is rich in water conten. Tomatoes and cucumbers contain insoluble fiber in their skin. Both water and fiber help food to move through the digestive tract quicker and more easily, helping prevent constipation.
Most salads are very low in calories and they also contain fiber This Tuscan Tortellini Salad is not an exemption. Research shows that foods that contain fiber can help maintain a healthy weight.
There are many ways you can enjoy cucumbers and tomatoes like having them raw in salads as a side with your meals, fermented as a pickle, or in vegetable juices. Choose organic over conventionally grown cucumbers, as cucumbers are mostly contaminated!