Grill/Barbecue

Healthy Cheese Tortellini Salad with Vegetables

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May 31, 2019
Photo by jodiloves
Author Notes

Healthy pasta salad filled with loads of veggies with a bright lemon dressing. A great salad to make for your next BBQ! —jodiloves

  • Prep time 3 minutes
  • Cook time 23 minutes
  • Serves 9
Ingredients
  • 9 oz package or cheese tortellini, cooked to package instructions
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 4 teaspoons capers
  • 1/3 medium english cucumber, chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped
  • 1/2 medium green peppers, chopped
  • 1/4 red onion, chopped small
  • 1 small summer squash, chopped
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice (about one large lemon)
  • zest from one lemon
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons agave nectar
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 teaspoons chives to garnish
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Cook tortellinis and set aside to cool
  2. Add cherry tomatoes, capers, cucumbers, carrots, green peppers, red onion and summer squash to a large serving bowl.
  3. Whisk together all ingredients for the dressing and set aside.
  4. Add tortellinis to the large serving bowl with veggies and pour dressing over top. Mix all ingredients being careful not to break up the pasta.
  5. Allow to sit for at least one hour before serving to let the flavors to develop.

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