Thursday, August 16, 2012

Here is a delicious and refreshing summer salad recipe!


TORTELLINI SALAD

1 (20-ounce) package refrigerated cheese tortellini

1 cup fresh mozzarella, cubed

1 cup pepperoni, chopped

1 cup cherry tomatoes cut in half

1/3 cup fresh basil, chopped

2/3 cup Caesar salad dressing

Salt and pepper to taste

Cook tortellini according to package directions; drain and rinse with cold water and drain again.  Transfer cooked tortellini to a large bowl and add remaining ingredients.  Toss well.  Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.

Melissa Friday




20 comments:

  1. YUM, going to make for this weekend's camping trip!

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  2. Think Greek dressing would be yummy with this!

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  3. Looks like sundried tomatoes opposed to cherry tomatoes. Either way I'm makin this tonight!!:)

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  4. I use portobello mushroom tortellini instead of the cheese tortellini and I use cole slaw dressing instead of caesar.

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  5. I'm using beefsteak tomatoes because that's what I have on hand at the moment. Do the cherry tomatoes make a big difference?

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    1. I used beef steaks also. Thought it was amazing

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  6. Use turkey pepperoni to cut down on the fat calories...-.

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  7. Would like to be able to pin but don't see that option.

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  8. Made this today for lunch. I added a few things to pump up the volume with out adding many calories. I used Lite dressing (Ken's) that was really good. I added 15 black olives, and half of a large cucumber. I REALLY liked this. I was also lucky to find MINI pepperoni! How cute is that?? Plus then I didn't have to cut them. This is going into my rotation and also my 6 yo's lunch tomorrow. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. I made this last night and it was DELICIOUS !! Thanks for the recipe.

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  10. I made this exactly according to the recipe. It was delicious and easy. Tastes like a caprese salad but much mor filling. The only thing I did different was cooled the cooked pasta in the fridge for 15 minutes before adding all the ingredients because I was afraid the cubed cheese would melt. Will make this again.

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    1. The recipe calls to drain the pasta and rinse under cold water. That cools it off. :)

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  11. How many servings does this recipe does this make?

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  12. Hi Melissa, great recipe - very filling! Big thank you for sharing your story, you are an inspiration and it is just amazing to keep seeing stories like yours! Really appreciate it!

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  13. We had this for lunch today and we all loved it.

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  14. Hi! Can I make this 24 hours ahead? Does it keep well?

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  15. I just made this, and it's fantastic! I added a can of black olives. I can't wait to take this to my next family get together. Thank you for sharing.

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  16. I just made this, and it's fantastic! I added a can of black olives. I can't wait to take this to my next family get together. Thank you for sharing.

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