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Apple Tortellini Salad

 

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Recipe

Apple Tortellini Salad

For pasta salad lovers, this one is hard to beat. 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.

Times

  • Prep Time : 15 min
  • Ready Time : 15 min

Servings

6 to 8 s

Ingredients

  • Dressing:
  • 3 T frozen apple juice concentrate, thawed
  • 3 T light corn syrup
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • ? tsp garlic salt
  • Ground white pepper, to taste
  • Salad:
  • 1 package (9 ounces) refrigerated or frozen cheese-filled tortellini
  • 3 medium sweet-tart apples, cored and sliced (about 2 cups)
  • 2 C shredded salad greens
  • 1 C sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 C thinly sliced celery
  • 1/2 C sliced scallions
  • 2 T toasted pine nuts (optional)

Directions

Preparation

1 FOR DRESSING: combine apple juice concentrate, corn syrup, brown sugar, vinegar, garlic salt, and pepper in a screw-top jar; shake well and refrigerate.
2 FOR SALAD: cook tortellini according to package directions. Drain, and cool by rinsing pasta under cold water. Shake gently to drain thoroughly.
3 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.

Special instructions

For pasta salad lovers, this one is hard to beat. 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.

Source: U.S. Apple Association

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