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Mrs. Noonan's Tortellini Salad Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Barbara Dolven
Added: Thursday, March 15, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 1/2 lbs. cheese filled tortellini (egg and spinach for color)
1 T. chopped Italian parsley
1 T. minced dill (I use dry)
2 T. basil (fresh or dry)
6 oz. prosciutto, shredded
2 roasted peppers (drained, out of jar), cut in strips
1/3 c. pine nuts
1 1/2 T. grated parmesan cheese

Dressing:
1/2 c. red wine vinegar
1 1/2 tsp. dijon mustard (Grey Poupon)
1 1/3 c. extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
Directions:
Cook cheese tortellini "al dente" and refresh with cold water - drain.

Dressing: In a large bowl combine:
1/2 c. red wine vinegar
1 1/2 tsp. dijon mustard (Grey Poupon)
1 1/3 c. extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

Stir in:
1 T. chopped Italian parsley
1 T. minced dill (I use dry)
2 T. basil (fresh or dry)

Add:
The pasta
6 oz. prosciutto, shredded
2 roasted peppers (drained, out of jar OK), cut in strips
1/3 c. pine nuts
1 1/2 T. grated parmesan cheese

Toss and chill for at least an hour. If in cold weather bring to room temperature to melt olive oil which solidifies in cold.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Mrs. Noonan made this marvelous pasta salad for a school event long before such salads were in vogue. It has been a family favorite since first bite. I fact, the faculty working in the kitchen for this event sampled so much of it there was none left to serve!!

 

 

 

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