Apple Tortellini Salad

appletortellini
U.S. Apple Association
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  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings

Ingredients

Dressing:
3tablespoons frozen apple juice concentrate, thawed
3tablespoons light corn syrup
2teaspoons brown sugar
1teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1/2teaspoon garlic salt
Ground white pepper, to taste
Salad:
1 (9-ounce) package refrigerated or frozen cheese-filled tortellini
3medium sweet-tart apples, cored and sliced (2 cups)
2cups shredded salad greens
1cup sliced fresh strawberries
1/2cup thinly sliced celery
1/2cup sliced scallions
2tablespoons toasted pine nuts (optional)

Instructions

  1. For the dressing: Combine apple juice concentrate, corn syrup, brown sugar, vinegar, garlic salt, and pepper in a screw-top jar; shake well and refrigerate.
  2. For the salad: Cook tortellini according to package directions. Drain, and cool by rinsing pasta under cold water. Shake gently to drain thoroughly.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine tortellini, apples, salad greens, strawberries, celery, and scallions. Toss salad gently with chilled dressing. Sprinkle with pine nuts, if desired, and serve.

Recipe courtesy of the U.S. Apple Association

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 230
  • Fat 4.5g
  • Saturated Fat 1.5g
  • Cholesterol 15mg
  • Sodium 280mg
  • Carbohydrate 43g
  • Fiber 4g
  • Protein 6g