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Caesar Tortellini Salad Recipe

Caesar Tortellini Salad Recipe

Creamy, melt-in-your-mouth avocado matched with rich ripe olives and fresh chopped tomatoes make this the ultimate summer salad. —Diane Macey, New Lenox, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:5 servings

Ingredients

  • 3-1/2 cups frozen cheese tortellini
  • 3 plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 can (3.8 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup creamy Caesar salad dressing
  • 8 thin slices hard salami, cut into 2-inch strips

Directions

  • 1. Cook tortellini according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water. In a large bowl, combine tortellini and remaining ingredients. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 5 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 418 calories, 28 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 45 mg cholesterol, 966 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 15 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.