Summer Tortellini Salad

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INGREDIENTS

 

  • 1 (19-oz.) package frozen cheese tortellini
  • 2 cups chopped cooked chicken $
  • 1/4 cup sliced green olives
  • 1/4 cup sliced black olives
  • 1/4 cup diced red bell pepper $
  • 2 tablespoons chopped sweet onion $
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise $
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon herbes de Provence*
  • 1/4 cup canola oil $
  • Salt to taste
  • Garnish: fresh parsley sprigs

Preparation

  1. 1. Cook tortellini according to package directions; drain. Plunge into ice water to stop the cooking process; drain and place in large bowl. Stir in chicken and next 5 ingredients.
  2. 2. Whisk together mayonnaise, red wine vinegar, and herbes de Provence. Add oil in a slow, steady stream, whisking constantly until smooth. Pour over tortellini mixture, tossing to coat. Stir in salt to taste. Cover and chill at least 25 minutes. Garnish, if desired.
  3. *1 tsp. dried Italian seasoning may be substituted.
  4. Note: For testing purposes only, we used Rosetto Cheese Tortellini.
  5. Tuna Tortellini Salad: Substitute 1 (12-oz.) can albacore tuna, rinsed and drained well, for chicken. Prepare recipe as directed.

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