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Saturday, June 14, 2014

Tortellini Pepperoni Pasta Salad

I found another recipe on Pinterest that I really wanted to try. It was for a tortellini pasta salad and it looked so yummy. However, when I tried to access the website that contained the recipe, McAfee sent up several red flags and a flashing screen that questioned, "This site you are trying to reach is questionable.  Do you really want to go there?"

No.  I did not want to go there.  The last thing I need is a virus on the old computer.  But darn it, I really wanted to make the tortellini salad.  I needed a recipe!

I decided to be industrious and did a Google search on the ingredients I could see from the picture on Pinterest and found what I used as my recipe. (I would link to that but it was a strange webpage that was filled with a bunch of strange looking ads and the ingredients to the tortellini salad and nothing else. So.  Not link worthy at all.)

Dan and I thought this salad was pretty tasty. It would make a great side dish at a summer cookout.

Tortellini Pepperoni Pasta Salad

  • 20 ounce package refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • 1 cup fresh mozzarella (I used the kind that was already formed into small balls)
  • 1 cup pepperoni (I used the mini pepperoni.  If you don't have this, just cube the regular sized pepperoni into bite sized pieces)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1/3 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 2/3 cup Caesar salad dressing
  • salt and pepper to taste

Cook tortellini according to package directions.  Combine all other ingredients and pour over tortellini.  Enjoy!


Joy Beyond the Cross said...

I love, love, love this salad. I have been making a version of it for a couple of years and realized I haven't had it in a few months. Need to rectify that, stat! I like how you used fresh mozzarella, I will look into that and basil…oh la, la…time to harvest some from the garden. Yummy!! Thanks for the recipe!

Elise said...

I might have to try this, Beth! Looks yummy. Thanks for the recipe!

Mari said...

Sounds good! Thank for sharing!

Amelia Bentrup said...

That looks delicious! My sister makes a very similar recipe when she visits every summer. I wish I wasn't gluten-free during those times!

Jamie said...

Looks very yummy! What brand of caesar salad dressing did you use?