Cheese-Filled Tortellini Salad

Cheese-Filled Tortellini Salad

Wouldn't this be a tasty salad to come home to? Just make it the night before and you can.

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

2:15

Hrs:Mins

Makes

6

servings

Tortellini Salad
1
package (9 ounces) refrigerated or dried cheese-filled tortellini
1
package (9 ounces) refrigerated or dried cheese-filled spinach tortellini
2
medium carrots, sliced (1 cup)
2
medium green onions, thinly sliced (2 tablespoons)
2
tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves or parsley
1
tablespoon freshly grated or shredded Parmesan cheese
1/8
teaspoon pepper
Basil-Caper Dressing
1/3
cup extra-virgin olive oil
2
tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2
tablespoons chopped fresh or 2 teaspoons dried basil leaves
2
tablespoons capers
  1. Cook and drain plain and spinach tortellini as directed on packages. Rinse with cold water; drain.
  2. Shake all Basil-Caper Dressing ingredients in tightly covered container. In large glass or plastic bowl, place tortellini and all remaining Tortellini Salad ingredients. Add dressing; toss until evenly coated. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours to blend flavors but no longer than 24 hours. Toss before serving.
Makes 6 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Substitution
Although refrigerated pasta cooks in just minutes, you can also use the dried tortellini. It will take just a bit longer to cook.
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We prefer extra-virgin olive oil for the very best flavor. But you can also use regular olive oil or vegetable oil.
Did You Know
Capers are the flower buds of a shrub that grow around the Mediterranean. The buds are dried and then pickled in a vineger brine. You can make the dressing without them; it will just have a different flavor.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 250
    • (Calories from Fat 155),
  • Total Fat 17g
    • (Saturated Fat 4g,),
  • Cholesterol 70mg;
  • Sodium 140mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 18g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
  • Protein 7g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 3 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.