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Caesar Tortellini Salad

 Caesar Tortellini Salad
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
5 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.


  • 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


  • 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: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.