Terrific Tortellini Salad

Bright colored vegetables added to cheese-filled tortellini make a satisfying yet low calorie meal that's perfect for lunch.

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  • Makes: 8 servings
  • Yields: 8 main-dish servings
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Chill: 2 hrs to 24 hrs
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Terrific Tortellini Salad
Ingredients
1
9 ounce package refrigerated light cheese tortellini or ravioli
3
cups broccoli florets
1
cup crinkle-cut or sliced carrots (2 medium)
1/4
cup sliced green onions (2)
1/2
cup bottled reduced-fat ranch salad dressing
1
large tomato, chopped
1
cup fresh pea pods, halved
 
Milk (optional)
Directions
  1. In a large saucepan cook pasta according to package directions. Add the broccoli and carrots during the last 3 minutes of cooking. Drain. Rinse with cold water. Drain again.
  2. In a large bowl combine the cooked pasta mixture and green onions; drizzle with dressing. Gently toss to coat. Cover and chill for 2 to 24 hours.
  3. Before serving, gently stir tomato and pea pods into pasta mixture. If necessary, stir in a little milk to moisten. Makes 8 main-dish servings.
Nutrition Facts (Terrific Tortellini Salad)
    Per serving:
  • 145 kcal cal.,
  • 5 g fat
  • (1 g sat. fat,
  • 17 mg chol.,
  • 344 mg sodium,
  • 22 g carb.,
  • 3 g fiber,
  • 6 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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