1/10/07

Tortellini Salad

This is one of those recipes that you don't really *need* a recipe for. You basically just need a reminder of seeing it to say "Oh! I haven't made one of those in a while...." and make it. Use what you have on hand. Leave out what you don't like. But here is a basic recipe to jog your memory.


1 frozen 20 oz. package tortelli or 2 packages dry - I like the tri-colored or 4 cheese filled
1 package pepperoni, chop
1 red pepper, dice
1 green pepper, dice
1 cup cheese, cubed (cheddar, mozzarella, provolone... use what you have)
1 sweet onion, chopped
1 bottle zesty italian dressing if you must - but I really prefer to buy the dry mix and make it from scratch. It has a much better flavor!

Boil the tortelli and drain and run cold water over to cool. Mix all ingredients. Let set 1 hour if you have the time or just serve immediately. Serves 6 plus extra for tomorrows lunch!

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