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Tortellini Pepperoncini Salad

Tortellini Pepperoncini Salad
Photo: Karry Hosford
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7 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

With spicy peppers, sweet cherry tomatoes, earthy beans, and lots of fresh herbs, this well-balanced meatless recipe is a meal in itself. Just serve with a glass of iced tea.

Ingredients

  • 1 (9-ounce) package fresh cheese tortellini
  • 2 cups halved cherry tomatoes
  • 2 cups fresh spinach leaves, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped pepperoncini peppers
  • 6 tablespoons (1 1/2 ounces) preshredded fresh Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup capers
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1 (16-ounce) can navy beans
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons extravirgin olive oil

Nutrition Information

  • calories 208
  • caloriesfromfat 30 %
  • fat 7 g
  • satfat 2.3 g
  • monofat 2.8 g
  • polyfat 0.6 g
  • protein 10.8 g
  • carbohydrate 26.7 g
  • fiber 4.8 g
  • cholesterol 9 mg
  • iron 2.4 mg
  • sodium 955 mg
  • calcium 112 mg

How to Make It

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat.

  2. While pasta cooks, combine tomatoes, spinach, peppers, cheese, capers, basil, and beans in a large bowl. Drain pasta; rinse with cold water. Add pasta, juice, and oil to tomato mixture; toss gently. Serve immediately.