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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Italian Tortellini Salad


Ingredients

Tortellini Salad:

  • 20 oz three cheese tortellini
  • 10 oz cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • 2/3 cup banana peppers chopped
  • 1/4 lb capicola ham chopped
  • 1/4 lb pepperoni chopped
  • 1/3 lb hard salami chipped
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella cheese chopped
  • 2 Tbsp minced Italian parsley
  • 6-8 basil leaves minced
  • Salt

Dressing:

  • 1/2 cup virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp white balsamic vinegar white wine vinegar can be substituted
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 3 garlic cloves pressed
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes Use more or less according to personal taste
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • Salt

Instructions

  1. Cook tortellini according to the package, drain well and transfer into a large mixing bowl. Drizzle with a little bit of olive oil so it won't stick together and let it cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally.
  2. Chop meats, tomatoes, banana peppers and cheese. Add it to the cooled tortellini in the bowl.
  3. Mince herbs and add it to the mixing bowl as well. Add some salt and mix well.
  4. In a jar with a lid, combine ingredients for the dressing. Close the jar and shake well.
  5. Pour dressing into the bowl with tortellini mixture and mix until fully incorporated.
  6. Cover and refrigerate salad before serving.

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