Tortellini with Lemon Dipping Sauce

Tortellini with DipThis is a simple variation of  hot artichoke dip that is great served with breadsticks or Jicama as well as the tortellini.


1-cup Parmesan cheese

1-cup mayonnaise

1/4 cup minced scallion

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Finely minced zest of 1/2 lemon

  1.  Combine all of the ingredients and mix thoroughly. Place in an oven proof serving dish and heat in a 350F. oven for 15 – 20 minutes or until golden. Serve with hot tortellini.


1/2-pound cheese filled tortellini

4 Tablespoons butter or olive oil

  1.  Cook tortellini in boiling salted water until al dente or follow package directions.
  2. Drain the tortellini and then toss with the butter until well coated. Place in a warm dish. Skewer with  long toothpicks and dip into hot lemon dip.

Tidbits from Tina

  •  Masa Harina is a fine corn flour and will yield a baked product less coarse than corn meal.
  • Always let dough sit for 5 minutes before slicing to prevent matting of the dough.
  • Baking Biscotti on both sides dries them out to store for longer periods of time.
  • When cooking pasta for a buffet, always coat cooked pasta in butter and/or oil to prevent sticking together.
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