Creamy Tortellini Salad

Deb Justus

By
@AHappyCooker

I've always loved this recipe, but I've always felt the package ranch dressing was too salty. I decided to make a homemade ranch dressing to give this salad a fresh taste. I like this salad even more with this change to the recipe. I hope you do too.


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Serves:
15- 20
Prep:
1 Hr
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

1
large or 2 small cloves of garlic
1 1/2 Tbsp
salt
1/4 c
parlsey
3 Tbsp
chives
1 Tbsp
fresh dill
1 tsp
fresh oregano
1 tsp
fresh tarragon
2
scallions
1 tsp
worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp
paprika, sweet mild
1/2 tsp
cayenne pepper (optional)
2-3
dashes tabasco (optional)
1 c
mayonaise
1/2 c
sour cream
1 c
buttermilk
1 tsp
white wine vinegar

SALAD PREPARATION

1 bag(s)
cheese tortellini cooked and cooled
1 c
ham (julienned)
1 c
pea pods (lighly steamed)
3/4 c
swiss cheese (cubed)
2
scallions (minced)
1/4 c
red bell pepper (minced)
2 c
homemade ranch dressing

Step-By-Step

1Finely mince the garlic and then add the salt and mash it into a paste.
2Finely mince all the fresh herbs.
3Combine the mayonnaise, sour cream, add the minced herbs and garlic. Add the milk to thin the dressing.
4Add the remaining ingredients. You can adjust the taste to your preference by adding more vinegar, paprika, cayenne or Worcestershire to your liking.
5Cook tortellini according to package directions and cool.
6Add ham, swiss cheese, pea pods, scallion and red bell pepper to the tortellini.
7Add ranch dressing and combine all ingredients. Add more buttermilk if the dressing is too thick.
8This salad tastes the best after it has been allowed to sit for several hours.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta Salads
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American