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Confetti Tortellini Salad

 Confetti Tortellini Salad
After sampling a similar pasta salad at a market in Florida, I came home to develop my own version. This recipe is as close to the original as anything I've ever tried.
6 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups refrigerated or frozen cheese tortellini
  • 1 cup fresh cauliflowerets
  • 1 cup fresh broccoli florets
  • 2 medium carrots, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onions
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup Italian salad dressing
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce

Directions

  • Ina large saucepan, cook tortellini according to package directions;
  • drain. In a large bowl, combine the tortellini, vegetables and
  • garlic. Sprinkle with cheese. Combine the salad dressing and hot
  • pepper sauce; pour over salad and toss gently. Cover and refrigerate
  • until serving. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 189 calories, 11 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 516 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.