Layered Tortellini Pesto Chicken Salad (TNT)

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Layered Tortellini Pesto Chicken Salad (TNT)

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

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

http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/layered-tortellini-pesto-chicken-salad/f2d7b5bd-17a6-445e-82e0-77b982d9b15b?nicam2=Email&nichn2=Core&niseg2=BC&nicreatID2=BC_08_29_2013

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