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Tortellini Salad

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Ingredients
  Cheese filled tortellini 1 Pound
  Olive oil 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Prosciuttini/Other ham 1⁄2 Pound, cut into 3/8-inch slices
  Smoked turkey 1⁄2 Pound, cut into 3/8- inch slices
  Fresh peas/Defrosted frozen peas 1 Cup (16 tbs), cooked
  Carrots 2 Medium, cut into 1 1/2-by-1/8- inch julienne strips
  Red bell pepper 1 Large, cut into 1 1/2- by-1/8-inch julienne strips
  Parsley 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), minced
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), minced
  Red leaf lettuce head 1 (For Lining The Platter)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) In a large pot, cook the tortellini in boiling salted water until just tender, about 5 minutes for fresh, 10 to 15 minutes for frozen or dried.
2) Drain the tortellini into a colander and rinse under cold running water until cool.
3) Let drain tortellini for 5 to 10 minutes.
4) In a bowl, place the tortellini and toss with 1/4 cup of the oil.
5) Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate.

MAKING
6) Cut the prosciuttino and smoked turkey into 3/8-inch cubes.
7) Add these to the tortellini.
8) Add the peas, carrots and red pepper; cover and refrigerate until about 30 minutes before serving.

FINALIZING
9) Shortly before serving, whisk together the parsley, and garlic in remaining 1/2 cup oil.
10) Pour the dressing over the salad and toss well to coat.

SERVING
11) In a serving bowl or individual plates, arrange the lettuce leaves around the edge and fill the center with the tortellini salad.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Tossed
Dish: 
Salad
Ingredient: 
Ham
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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