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Broccoli Tortellini Salad

This tried-and-true salad is simple to toss together and convenient since you make it ahead. From May Sisk: Hazlet, New Jersey. Serving Accompaniments: Deli Vegetable Roll-Ups and Fudgy Saucepan Brownies. Recipe published in Country Woman March/April 2000.

  • Yield: 8 servings
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes
  • Refrigerate: 2 Hours


  • 1 16-ounce package(s) frozen cheese tortellini
  • 2 cup(s) julienned carrots
  • 3 1/2 cup(s) broccoli florets
  • 1 to 2 tablespoon(s) chopped green onions
  • 1/2 cup(s) olive oil
  • 3 tablespoon(s) cider or red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoon(s) minced fresh parsley
  • 4 1/2 teaspoon(s) Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon(s) minced fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon(s) minced fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 to 1-1/4 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced


Cook tortellini according to package directions. Rinse in cold water; drain. Place carrots in a steamer basket over 1 in of boiling water in a saucepan. Cover and steam for 3-4 minutes. Add broccoli; steam 4-5 minutes longer or until crisp-tender. Rinse in cold water; drain. In a large bowl, combine tortellini, carrots, broccoli and onions. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine dressing ingredients; shake well. Pour over salad and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

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