Apple Tortellini Salad

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Apple Tortellini Salad

Healthful, low in fat, and high in fiber, this recipe has lots of flavor, texture, and color. It makes a wonderful addition to a party buffet or a tasty lunch for school or work.

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  • 6 to 8Servings

Ingredients

Dressing:

  • 3 tablespoons frozen apple juice concentrate, thawed
  • 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • Ground white pepper, to taste

Salad:

  • 1 (9-ounce) package refrigerated or frozen cheese-filled tortellini
  • 3 medium sweet-tart apples, cored and sliced (about 2 cups)
  • 2 cups shredded salad greens
  • 1 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • ½ cup thinly sliced celery
  • ½ cup sliced scallions
  • 2 tablespoons toasted pine nuts (optional)

Preparation

Dressing:

1. Combine apple juice concentrate, corn syrup, brown sugar, vinegar, garlic salt, and pepper in a screw-top jar; shake well and refrigerate.

Salad:

1. Cook tortellini according to package directions. Drain, and cool by rinsing pasta under cold water. Shake gently to drain throughly.

2. In a large mixing bowl, combine tortellini, apples, salad greens, strawberries, celery, and scallions.

4. Toss salad gently with chilled dressing. Sprinkle with pine nuts, if desired, and serve.

Source: U.S. Apple Association