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    Tortellini Salad and Basil Dressing

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    2 hrs 40 mins

    40 mins

    2 hrs

    PaulaG's Note:

    This salad is so pretty. Perfect for a ladies lunch served on plates lined with romaine lettuce. The cooking time is the time needed for chilling salad. This recipe comes from The Diabetic Cookbook.

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    1. 1
      In a small bowl whisk together basil, pectin, mustard, garlic, sugar and pepper.
    2. 2
      Blend in water and vinegar.
    3. 3
      Cover and chill in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
    4. 4
      While dressing is chilling, cook tortellini according to the package directions omiting the oil and salt.
    5. 5
      Add broccoli and carrots the last 3 minutes of cooking time.
    6. 6
      Rinse with cold running water and allow to drain.
    7. 7
      In large bowl combine the pasta mixture and green onions; drizzle with the dressing.
    8. 8
      Toss to coat, cover and chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
    9. 9
      Before serving, stir in tomato and pea pods.
    10. 10
      Line 4 chilled plates with romaine lettuce leaves and top with tortellini mixture.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 25, 2005


      Beautiful and colorful! Only change I made was to use grape tomatoes instead of a chopped tomato. I love that this uses pectin instead of oil for a nice healthy dressing. The dressing was a bit tangy for me, I would modify it a bit to suit my tastes, although I found the fresh basil absolutely wonderful and a great compliment to the tortellini and veggies. Thanks, Paula, for sharing the recipe!

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    • on September 09, 2005


      What was looking like a disaster turned out great! My broccoli was I used baby zucchini, pea pods were frozen so I used green pepper. I didn't think I'd ever get dinner on the table..but once I did DH raved!! We loved the salad, the dressing I followed recipe except using Balsamic instead of rice vinegar. Thank you for a great dinner!! (hope you like the pics..hope I get the darn thing posted lol) Katie

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    • on July 20, 2005


      Wonderful summer salad which we enjoyed for supper! The only change I made was adding a bit of leftover chicken and used snow peas instead of pea pods. Thanks for sharing this keeper salad!

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    Nutritional Facts for Tortellini Salad and Basil Dressing

    Serving Size: 1 (273 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 246.2
    Calories from Fat 45
    Total Fat 5.0 g
    Saturated Fat 2.3 g
    Cholesterol 26.7 mg
    Sodium 257.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 40.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.2 g
    Sugars 4.9 g
    Protein 11.5 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    powdered fruit pectin

    rice wine vinegar

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