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Cheese-Filled Tortellini Salad

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 2 hr 15 min
  • Servings 6

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

Ingredients

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

Steps

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  • 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.

Expert Tips

  • Although refrigerated pasta cooks in just minutes, you can also use the dried tortellini. It will take just a bit longer to cook.
  • We prefer extra-virgin olive oil for the very best flavor. But you can also use regular olive oil or vegetable oil.
  • 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

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
250
Calories from Fat
155
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
0%
Saturated Fat
4g
0%
Cholesterol
70mg
0%
Sodium
140mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
18g
0%
Dietary Fiber
1g
0%
Protein
7g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
36%
36%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
8%
8%
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.

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