Raisin and Tortellini Salad

Basil, thyme and parsley flavor summer fruit, raisins and pasta in this salad.

Details

INGREDIENTS

    Dressing

    • 5 tablespoons white vinegar
    • 2 tablespoons sugar
    • 2 teaspoons fresh basil leaves, chopped
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 3/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
    • 1/2 cup vegetable oil

    Salad

    • 1 package (12 ounces) fresh or frozen tortellini; cooked, rinsed and drained
    • 2 fresh ripe peaches, cut into chunks
    • 1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
    • 1 cup celery, sliced
    • 1 cup California raisins

    PROCEDURE

    Posted August 11, 2011 by Melinda
    Basil, thyme and parsley flavor summer fruit, raisins and pasta in this salad.

    • Ready Time :
      0 min

    Servings

    8

    Ingredients

      Dressing

      • 5 tablespoons white vinegar
      • 2 tablespoons sugar
      • 2 teaspoons fresh basil leaves, chopped
      • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
      • 2 cloves garlic, minced
      • 3/4 teaspoon salt
      • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
      • 1/2 cup vegetable oil

      Salad

      • 1 package (12 ounces) fresh or frozen tortellini; cooked, rinsed and drained
      • 2 fresh ripe peaches, cut into chunks
      • 1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
      • 1 cup celery, sliced
      • 1 cup California raisins

      Directions

      For dressing combine vinegar, sugar, basil, thyme, garlic, salt and pepper in blender. Process till smooth. With blender running at low speed, add oil in a slow steady stream. Set aside. In a large bowl, toss tortellini, peaches, parsley, celery and raisins with dressing. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

      Nutrition Facts Per Serving

      Calories 290 (51% from fat); Total Fat 17g (sat 2g, mono 9g, poly 5g, trans 0g ); Cholesterol 55mg; Protein 5g; Carbohydrate 31g; (Dietary Fiber 2g; Sugars 20g; ); Iron 2mg; Sodium 320mg; Calcium 71mg; Potassium 312mg

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