Tortellini Pasta Salad

Laurie Sanders

By
@rhinemaidens3

We had a salad potluck at work and someone brought a tortellini pasta salad. It was so delicious, I decided to make a similar one but with some fresh basil to boost the flavor.


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Serves:
4
Prep:
1 Hr
Method:
No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

1 pkg
cheese tortellini
12
grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
4 slice
smoked gouda
1/4 c
mayo
1/3 c
plain greek yogurt
6 large
fresh basil leaves or 12 small ones
1 Tbsp
olive oil
1/4 tsp
salt
1 Tbsp
white sugar
2 Tbsp
white wine vinegar

Step-By-Step

1Cook the tortellini per directions and then drain and spread out in a pan or cookie sheet. Stick in the fridge to cool. I used 1 package of fresh cheese tortellini from Trader Joe's. It was a smallish package.

2As the pasta cools, cut the tomatoes in half. Stack up 4 slices of smoked gouda and cut into bite sized pieces. I used 4 slices from a Trader Joe's package of smoked gouda. Use more or less depending on your preference.

3For the dressing: Place the basil leaves in a food processor or chopper, chop up, add the olive oil and process some more. Add the yogurt, mayo and vinegar. Add salt, sugar and black pepper to taste.

4Toss pasta, tomatoes, cheese and dressing together in a bowl. Return to fridge and refrigerate until dinner time. It was even better the 2nd day.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta Salads
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian