Tortellini Pasta Salad

Laurie Sanders

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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

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cook 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.
2
As 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.
3
For 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.
4
Toss 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