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    Tortellini Spinach Salad With Sesame Dressing

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    25 mins

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    5 mins

    flower7's Note:

    I copied this recipe from a vegetarian cookbook many years ago and I just came across it again today. It is such a wonderful salad - I love spinach and cheese tortellini but the dressing is what really makes it stand out.

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    Ingredients:

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    Dressing

    Salad

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Combine dressing ingredients (oil through black pepper) in a jar, shaking to combine (or whisk together in a small bowl).
    2. 2
      Cook tortellini according to package directions, being sure not to overcook. Drain and transfer to a large serving bowl.
    3. 3
      Stir the bell pepper, tomato and onion with the tortellini. Pour half of the dressing over and toss well.
    4. 4
      Let marinate for at least 30 minutes, or up to 8 hours. (Cover and chill if longer than 1 hour. Bring to room temperature before serving.).
    5. 5
      Just before serving, stir the spinach into the tortellini mixture. Pour on the remaining dressing and toss well. Sprinkle on the sesame seeds and toss again.
    6. 6
      *Note: To toast sesame seeds, place in a small, dry skillet and toast over medium heat until they begin to pop and smoke slightly, about 3 minutes. Let cool. Be careful not to burn them!

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 28, 2013

      55

      We LOVED this meal! The salad has a wonderful Asian flair, and it served the 2 of us for 3 meals! (I just add enough of the pasta mixture to the right amount of spinach each time.)
      In the dressing, I cut back the oil to 1/4 cup and increased the soy sauce (I couldn't find tamari) by 1 Tbsp. I thought these changes made the perfect flavor.
      I've never used sesame oil before, and none of the bottles at the store specified 'toasted'; it is wonderfully fragrant however, and really makes this dish!

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    • on April 11, 2012

      55

      This was delicious!!!! I did add a little fresh grated ginger to the dressing, cut back on the oil (which didn't hurt this at all) and added about 1 tsp. of brown sugar. Also I tossed in some shrimp which I had marinated in some of the dressing (I cut the recipe in half but left the full amount of the dressing). DH and I gobbled this down and wished I had made more. Thank you for posting and this is going into my Favorites of 2012. Made for National Tomato Month Forum -- Diabeties.

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    • on August 10, 2011

      55

      Delicious and easy! I made it the night before and added the spinach in an hour before lunch and it turned out wonderful! I've made it twice already! I do cut the oil down a little, per other reviews, but other than that I make it as written. A real summer go-to. Thanks!

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    Nutritional Facts for Tortellini Spinach Salad With Sesame Dressing

    Serving Size: 1 (256 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 610.9
     
    Calories from Fat 311
    50%
    Total Fat 34.5 g
    53%
    Saturated Fat 7.6 g
    38%
    Cholesterol 47.6 mg
    15%
    Sodium 1101.3 mg
    45%
    Total Carbohydrate 59.9 g
    19%
    Dietary Fiber 4.3 g
    17%
    Sugars 3.5 g
    14%
    Protein 17.5 g
    35%

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