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tortellni pasta salad

Tortellini Pasta Salad

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This tortellini pasta salad is a perfect compliment to your BBQ dishes. Cold and tasty pepperoni and mozzarella cheese make this a filling summertime pasta salad. Perfect for a cookout or party!

Pasta Salad Ingredients:

Recipe makes 6-8 servings

  • 1 (16 ounce) package refrigerated or dried cheese tortellini
  • 4 ounces sliced pepperoni, quartered
  • 1 cup of cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 6 ounces mozzarella cheese, diced
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian herb seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • grated Parmesan cheese

Directions:

  1. Cook the tortellini according to package instructions, drain in a colander set in the sink, and rinse with cold water.
  2. Place the tortellini, pepperoni, tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella cheese in a large salad bowl.
  3. Whisk together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, white vinegar, Italian seasonings, and salt and pepper in a bowl, and pour over the salad ingredients. Gently stir to combine, and refrigerate to chill before serving. For even better flavor, let chill in refrigerator for at least 2 hours before serving. Sprinkle with grated cheese and stir gently before serving.
  • PREP 30 mins
  • COOK 10 min
  • READY IN 1 hrs 30 mins
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