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Tortellini Caprese Salad

All of the flavors of the classic Italian caprese salad are combined in this easy picnic pasta salad. Fresh tomatoes, basil and mozzarella balls combine with Italian dressing for a winning flavor combo.

Hands-on Time: 15 min. | Total Time: 45 min. | Serves: 10 | Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients:
  • 2 packages (9 oz.) refrigerated white and/or spinach cheese tortellini
  • 1 cup Italian vinaigrette
  • 1 package (12 oz.) cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 package (8 oz.) fresh mozzarella pearl balls
  • ¼ cup fresh basil, torn
Directions:
  1. Cook tortellini as directed on package; drain. In large bowl, mix warm tortellini with vinaigrette. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes.
  2. Mix tomatoes and mozzarella balls with tortellini. Just before serving, toss in basil.
  3. Refrigerate leftovers.
Nutrition Analysis:

Per serving: Calories 320, Calories from Fat 160, Total Fat 18g (28% DV), Saturated Fat 5g (25% DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 35mg (12% DV), Sodium 770mg (32% DV), Carbohydrates 25g (8% DV), Dietary Fiber 2g (8% DV), Sugars 4g, Protein 13g, Vitamin A 10%, Vitamin C 8%, Calcium 20%, Iron 8%.

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