Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Tortellini Salad

Around the house, this is known as Aunt Megan's Tortellini Salad. She's the one that used it most often. And she's the one that guarded the recipe like it was her first born child. So...with that, here it is!

1 pkg (12 oz.) tortellini (cheese is best)
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup finely chopped parsley
1 sweet red bell pepper, cut in strips
3 oz. dry salami, cut in strips
2 tablespoons pine nuts
2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese

  1. Cook tortellini, drain, rinse with cold water and drain again. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl mix vinegar, basil, mustard, salt, pepper, and garlic. Using a whisk or fork, gradually beat in oil until well combined.
  3. Lightly mix in tortellini, parsley, salami, bell pepper, pine nuts and cheese. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or longer.
FYI... I always end up having a couple "tester" bites before it goes in the fridge.

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