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Cheese Tortellini Pasta Salad

Yield Makes 4 to 6 servings
Cheese tortellini pasta salad is an ideal make-ahead side dish for summer picnics.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons chopped dried tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh or dried rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 (9-ounce) packages refrigerated cheese-filled tortellini, cooked, rinsed, and drained
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, cut in half
  • 3 tablespoons minced red onion

How to Make It

  1. Process first 6 ingredients in a food processor; stop to scrape down sides. With processor running, pour oil in a slow, steady stream through food chute.

  2. Toss together tortellini, tomato halves, onion, and dressing in a large bowl. Cover and chill 2 hours.