Cheese tortellini and chicken salad

Cheese tortellini and chicken salad

Ingredients :

  1. 1 package (19 oz.) Celentano Cheese Tortellini
  2. 1-1/2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  3. 1/4 cup sliced green onion (use tops)
  4. 1/4 cup mayonnaise or miracle whip
  5. 1 bottle (8oz.) cole slaw dressing
  6. 1 can (8oz.) pineapple tidbits, drained
  7. 1 cup halved red grapes
  8. 1 cup diced red apple
  9. 1 cup cashews or walnuts
  10. salt and black pepper to taste
Cheese tortellini and chicken salad

Cooking Directions :

  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Cook tortellini according to package instructions, drain and let cool to room temperature.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add chicken, green onions, mayonnaise or miracle whip and enough cole slaw dressing to evenly coat all ingredients, mix together. Toss in cooled tortellini and stir to evenly coat; add salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate overnight (pasta will soak up the dressing, so you will need to add a little more the next day). Before serving, add the pineapple, grapes, red apple and nuts. If needed, add additional cole slaw dressing.

How to Store Nuts :

Tree nuts like walnuts and pecans are nutrient rich ingredients that can add a fun, tasty and healthful crunch to almost any dish. Did you know that walnuts and pecans have the highest level of antioxidants of all nuts and provide an excellent source of Omega-3 fatty acids too? They are good for your heart and vascular system so you can enjoy eating them and know they are good for your health.
Often, a partially used bag of nuts ends up being discarded later because it wasn’t stored properly between uses and the nuts turned rancid from oxidation. This can be prevented by properly storing your nuts. Here’s how:
Store shelled walnuts or pecans in a sealed container in a cool place that has low moisture and is away from light.
The refrigerator is a great place and the freezer is even better. If you have a vacuum sealing machine at home then go ahead and vacuum pack the nuts for long term storage in your freezer; even after months you will be amazed how fresh they taste when stored this way.

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Resource : Celentano Pasta salad cookbook

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