Tortellini Pasta Salad
Recipe type: pasta
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Serves: serves 8
Tortellini combined with vegetables, cheese, and pepperoni for the ultimate summer salad.
For the dressing:
  • ¼ c. olive oil
  • ¼ c. red wine vinegar
  • 3 T. Parmesan cheese
  • 1 t. paprika
  • 1 t. garlic
  • 2 t. Italian seasoning
  • 1 T. honey
  • salt and pepper
For the pasta salad:
  • 12 oz. cheese tortellini
  • ½ cucumber, finely chopped
  • ½ red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • ¼ c. mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • ¼ c. cheddar cheese, cubed
  • ⅓ c. pepperoni, chopped
  1. Place all the ingredients for the dressing in a bowl and whisk until combined. Set aside.
  2. Cook the tortellini according to the package directions and drain. Run under cool water until the tortellini is no longer hot.
  3. In a large bowl combine the cucumber, red onion, and red pepper. Add in the tortellini. Pour the dressing over top and toss to coat.
  4. Fold in the cheese and pepperoni. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.
A Hezzi-D original recipe
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