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large or 2 small cloves of garlic
paprika, sweet mild
cayenne pepper (optional)
dashes tabasco (optional)
cheese tortellini cooked and cooled
pea pods (lighly steamed)
swiss cheese (cubed)
red bell pepper (minced)
homemade ranch dressing
Finely mince the garlic and then add the salt and mash it into a paste.
Finely mince all the fresh herbs.
Combine the mayonnaise, sour cream, add the minced herbs and garlic. Add the milk to thin the dressing.
Add the remaining ingredients. You can adjust the taste to your preference by adding more vinegar, paprika, cayenne or Worcestershire to your liking.
Cook tortellini according to package directions and cool.
Add ham, swiss cheese, pea pods, scallion and red bell pepper to the tortellini.
Add ranch dressing and combine all ingredients. Add more buttermilk if the dressing is too thick.
This salad tastes the best after it has been allowed to sit for several hours.
Last Updated: Tue, May 13, 2014