Layered Tortellini Pesto Chicken Salad (TNT)

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Post by pstarkoski on Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:01 am

This is such a great can make it up early in the day or even the night before. It is a great salad for a hot summer night!

Layered Tortellini Pesto Chicken Salad

Loads of flavor in seven lovely layers!

Prep Time :40 Minutes

Total Time 2:40 Hrs:Mins

Makes 8 servings

1 package (9 oz) refrigerated cheese-filled tortellini

1 cup Green Giant® frozen sweet peas (from 1-lb bag)

5 cups torn romaine lettuce

1 1/2 cups julienne (matchstick-cut) carrots

2 cups chopped or strips grilled chicken

1 medium red bell pepper, cut into strips

1/2 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise or salad dressing

1/2 cup basil pesto

1/4 cup buttermilk

2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley or basil leaves

Cook tortellini as directed on package, adding peas during last 4 minutes of cook time. Drain; rinse immediately with cold water. Pat with paper towels to remove moisture.

In 3- or 4-quart clear bowl, layer the lettuce, the carrots, chicken, peas, the tortellini, and bell pepper.

In small bowl, mix mayonnaise, pesto and buttermilk. Spread over peppers; sprinkle with parsley. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours until chilled or overnight. Stir just before serving.

Makes 8 servings (1 1/2 cups each)



Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens


Look for matchstick-cut carrots already cut and packaged in the produce section of the supermarket.

Tip: Omit the chicken for a meatless salad.
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