Tortellini Pepperoncini Salad




Ingredients

  • 1 (9-ounce) package fresh cheese tortellini
  • 2 cups halved cherry tomatoes
  • 2 cups fresh spinach leaves, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped pepperoncini peppers
  • 6 tablespoons (1 1/2 ounces) pre-shredded fresh Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup capers
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1 (16-ounce) can navy beans
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons Olive oil vinaigrette dressing

  • Directions

    1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat.



    2. While pasta cooks, combine tomatoes, spinach, peppers, cheese, capers, basil, and beans in a large bowl. Drain pasta; rinse with cold water. Add pasta, juice, and dressing to tomato mixture; toss gently.



    Serve immediately.



    Yield: 7 servings (serving size: 1 cup)