Ingredients (for two servings):

  • 1 package Barilla Tortellini (three cheese flavor)
  • 3 carrots
  • 2 plum tomatoes
  • 2 cups raw spinach
  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar


  • Bring pot of water to boil and turn on your George Foreman.  Meanwhile, slice two small plum tomatoes and three carrots.
  • Place carrots on George Foreman and grill until they brown (about 3 minutes).   Set tomatoes aside in a large bowl.
  • Open a container of tortellini and pour into boiling water.  Cooking according to package directions.
  • Place a small pot on the stove and pour in 1 cup of balsamic vinegar.  Bring to a rolling boil to make balsamic reduction (about 6 minutes or so).
  • Put 2 cups of raw spinach at the bottom of a colander.  
  • Remove carrots from grill and add to bowl with tomatoes.
  • Drain pasta over the spinach in the colander, shaking excessively to remove all the extra water.
  • Add pasta and spinach to the bowl with the carrots and tomatoes.  Mix thoroughly and place on two serving dishes.  Pour balsamic reduction over pasta and eat!
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