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Tortellini Salad Recipe

Tortellini Salad Recipe

I like this recipe because you can make it ahead of time. It's the perfect size for your lunch. You can vary the dressing to suit your taste.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling YIELD:2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-3/4 cups frozen cheese tortellini
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped green or sweet red pepper
  • 1 small tomato, seeded and diced
  • 1/4 cup julienned pepper Jack cheese
  • 1/4 cup Italian salad dressing

Directions

  • 1. Cook tortellini according to package directions. Drain and rinse in cold water. In a bowl, combine tortellini with all of the remaining ingredients; toss gently to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1.5 cup) equals 331 calories, 10 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 861 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 16 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 1 lean meat.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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