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Layered Mediterranean Tortellini Salad

Layered Mediterranean Tortellini SaladYour guests will love discovering all the layers of this pasta salad. Cheesy tortellini goes hand in hand with cherry tomatoes and fresh basil, making it perfect for summer entertaining.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (9-ounce) package BUITONI Refrigerated Spinach Cheese Tortellini
1 (9-ounce) package BUITONI Refrigerated 100% Whole Wheat Three Cheese Tortellini
6 tablespoons bottled light Greek or Italian dressing - divided use
2 cups whole cherry or pear tomatoes, cut in half
1 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/2 medium red onion, thinly sliced
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
1 1/2 cups sliced cucumber
1 (13.75-ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained, rinsed and quartered
1 (6-ounce) can pitted whole ripe olives, drained
Ground black pepper to taste
1/2 cup BUITONI Refrigerated Freshly Shredded Parmesan Cheese

Cooking Directions:

  1. Prepare pasta according to package directions; rinse in cold water then drain well.
  2. Place spinach tortellini in one bowl and the whole wheat tortellini in another bowl. Add 2 tablespoons salad dressing to each bowl; toss gently to coat.
  3. Place tomatoes in large glass serving bowl; drizzle with 1 tablespoon salad dressing. Top with all of spinach tortellini, feta cheese, red onion and basil; drizzle with remaining 1 tablespoon salad dressing. Top with all of the whole wheat tortellini, cucumbers, artichokes and olives. Cover; refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
  4. Season with pepper; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese before serving.

Makes 12 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/12 of recipe): Calories: 220 Calories from Fat: 90 Total Fat: 10 g Saturated Fat: 4 g Cholesterol: 40 mg Sodium: 600 mg Carbohydrates: 24 g Dietary Fiber: 3 g Sugars: 3 g Protein: 10 g.

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