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Tortellini-Pesto Salad

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· Pork and Papaya Salad
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· Tortellini-Pesto Salad
· Warm Red Cabbage Salad
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· Singapore Noodle Salad
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· Grand Marnier Soufflé

Recipe from Stephanie da Silva

ingredients
  • 1 cup lightly packed parsley sprigs with stems removed
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 8 oz broccoli
  • 27-oz pkg cheese-filled tortellini
  • 12 1/4-oz can sliced pitted ripe olives, drained
  • 6 oz provolone cheese, cubed
  • 2medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts, toasted
preparation
  1. For pesto, in food processor bowl or blender container combine parsley, basil and garlic.

  2. Cover and process or blend till finely chopped.

  3. Add parmesan cheese.

  4. Cover and process or blend until combined.

  5. With lid ajar, add oil a little at a time, processing or blending after each addition till well combined; set aside.

  6. Remove the outer leaves and tough parts of stalks from broccoli.

  7. Peal and cut stalks crosswise into 1/4 inch thick slices and break flowerets into smaller pieces; set aside.

  8. In a large covered saucepan cook tortellini according to package diretions; add broccoli during the last 5 minutes of cooking. Drain.

  9. In a large salad bowl combine pesto, broccoli, tortellini and olives. Toss lightly.

  10. Cover; chill for 4 hours or overnight.

  11. To serve, add provolone cheese, tomatoes, and nuts to tortellini mixture, toss lightly.
This recipe uses a pseudo-pesto. Feel free to substitute a more authentic one.

 

Other Recipes by Stephanie da Silva:
· Marinated Salad
· Pork and Papaya Salad
· Prawn Salad
· Roast Beef Salad
· Spaghetti Squash and Avocado Salad
· Tortellini-Pesto Salad
· Warm Red Cabbage Salad
· Layered Salad
· Cabbage and Pineapple Salad
· Jalapeno-Pineapple Coleslaw
· Singapore Noodle Salad
· Zucchini and Mushroom Salad
· Grand Marnier Soufflé

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