Tortellini Bean Salad Recipe
- 1 package (9 ounces) refrigerated spinach tortellini
- 2 cups fresh broccoli florets
- 1/2 large red onion, thinly sliced
- 1 cup canned garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
- 1 cup canned red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 cup canned white kidney beans or cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 can (6 ounces) pitted ripe olives, drained
- 1 bottle (8 ounces) fat-free Italian salad dressing
- 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese, divided
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 24 cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1. Prepare tortellini according to package directions; drain and place in a serving bowl. Add broccoli, onion, beans and olives. Combine the salad dressing, 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese and oregano; pour over salad and toss gently. Cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours.
- 2. Just before serving, stir in tomatoes and sprinkle with remaining Parmesan. Yield: 9 servings.
One serving (1 cup) equals 218 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 44 mg cholesterol, 758 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 10 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 lean meat.
Reviews for Tortellini Bean Salad
"Probably 4 stars, but extra points for the vegetarian source of protein. Serve this instead of "regular" tortellini salad if any of your guests are vegetarian."
"Awesome ! Excellent flavor !! And easy to make !! Bringing it to a family dinner today it's so good !!"
"I might make this again...probably not but if I did I would either eliminate the olives or use less and slice them rather than have them whole...they just seem to be a bit overwhelming to me. This wasn't bad but I'm sure there are some other options that would be better so next time I'm thinking of something like this for a side dish I'll try something new."
"This is one of my favorite salads to make, especially in the summer. The italian dressing and shredded parmesan cheese along with the oregano really make it taste special. My husband doesn't really like broccoli but doesn't mind it in this delicious salad."
"Made this numberous times. People are asking for the recipe. I change the type of beans off and on."