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    Made this for dinner last night and it was very yummy. Nice for a warm summer evening and you could probably prepare it ahead of time to bring to a picnic or something or to just have dinner ready!

    SPRING TORTELLINI SALAD

    Courtesy of: Cooking Light Website
    Points: 5 points per serving
    Serving Size: 1 1/3 cup

    INGREDIENTS

    FOR 6 SERVINGS:
    Dressing:
    1/4 cup red wine vinegar
    2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    4 teaspoons spicy brown or Dijon mustard
    2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    4 garlic cloves, minced
    Salad:
    1 (9-ounce) package fresh cheese tortellini, uncooked
    2 cups frozen medium shrimp
    3/4 cup thinly sliced carrot
    2 cups finely chopped tomato
    1 cup frozen green peas, thawed
    1/2 cup finely chopped red onion

    INSTRUCTIONS:

    Any fresh vegetables can be used here. The flavor is best if you chill the salad for 30 minutes before serving.

    1. To prepare dressing, combine first 7 ingredients in a small bowl, and stir well with a whisk.

    2. To prepare salad, cook tortellini in boiling water for 6 minutes. Add shrimp and carrot; cook 3 minutes. Drain well. Combine pasta mixture, tomato, peas, and onion in a large bowl; pour dressing over salad, tossing gently to coat. Cover and chill 30 minutes. Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 1-1/3 cups).

    NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:

    CALORIES 277 (29% from fat); FAT 8.8g (sat 3.8g, mono 4.5g, poly 1g); PROTEIN 18.5g; CARB 30g; FIBER 2.3g; CHOL 91mg; IRON 2mg; SODIUM 504mg; CALC 123mg

    Enjoy!
    Christine
    208.2/169.5/144
    SW/CW/WW Goal (PG TBD)

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    This looks yummy . . . I don't eat shrimp so I would probably substitute chicken!

    Susan

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    This one sounds WONDERFUL!!!! Can't wait to make it!
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    Made it tonight..it was excellent!!!
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