cold tortellini pasta salad
2 pkgs. (9 oz. each) fresh tortellini (i use 1 each of Buitoni 9 oz. four cheese & sweet italian sausage)
1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
1 small can sliced black olives
1 medium red onion, chopped
1 large green pepper, diced
1/3 lb. deli pepperoni, chopped (optional)
1/3 lb. slab mozzarella cheese, cubed into 1/2" pieces
1/3 lb. slab provalone cheese, cubed into 1/2" pieces
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 tbs. rice vinegar
1-1/2 tsp. garlic salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1. cook tortellini as directed. rinse in cold water and drain. set aside.
2. put all other ingredients together in a large bowl. add tortellini and mix well. chill for about 2 hours.
3. combine ingredients for dressing. pour over salad. mix well.
makes about 8 dinner sized servings. enjoy! =)
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