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Firecracker Pasta Salad

Firecracker Pasta SaladThis fast-as-a-firecracker salad is ready in 15 minutes and tastes terrific, too!

Recipe Ingredients:

2 (9-ounce) packages BUITONI® Three Cheese Tortellini, cooked, drained, and chilled
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
4 large cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
2 cups broccoli florets
1 large green bell pepper, chopped
1/2 cup pitted and halved ripe olives
1/2 cup (2 ounces) freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup (1 ounce) freshly grated Romano cheese

Cooking Directions:

  1. Heat olive oil in small saucepan over medium-high heat. Add garlic; cook for 1 minute. Pour into large bowl; cool. Whisk in vinegar.
  2. Add pasta, tomatoes, broccoli, bell pepper, olives, Parmesan cheese and Romano cheese; toss well to coat. Refrigerate or serve immediately.

Makes 8 servings.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and, used with permission.