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Fruity Tortellini Salad

Being from Vermont, the nation's leading maple syrup-producing state, I use pure maple syrup for a special sweet taste. By adding chicken, this salad can be a light main course. — Vicky McClain, St. Albans, Vermont
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (9 ounces) refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 medium grapefruit, peeled and sectioned
  • 1 medium lemon, peeled and sectioned
  • 2 kiwifruit, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup halved seedless red grapes
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken, optional
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup cashews

Directions

  • Cook tortellini according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water. In a large bowl, combine the tortellini, fruit and chicken if desired.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the syrup and orange juice; pour over salad and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Sprinkle with cashews just before serving.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 279 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 188mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 3g fiber), 7g protein.

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