Tortellini, Broccoli and Blue Cheese Salad


 Here’s a pretty salad from "Land O Lakes Occasionally Vegetarian” that has everything we like in it!  Delicious cheese filled tortellini, crisp broccoli, pretty red onion, blue cheese (I had some extra-good Gorgonzola) – and a simple dressing.  I didn’t have any Savory and used garden parsley instead.  Fruit or mixed tomatoes on the side – yes!
Tortellini, Broccoli and Blue Cheese Salad
  6           ounces  Cheese Tortellini -- fresh
  1           cup  Broccoli Flowerets -- bite size
     1/3    medium  Red Onion -- sliced, separated into rings
     1/4    cup  Blue Cheese -- crumbled
     2/3    tablespoon  Fresh Savory -- chopped
                       Dressing
     1/3    cup  Olive Oil
     1/4    cup  Red Wine Vinegar -- or cider vinegar
               Salt and Pepper -- to taste
               Leaf Lettuce
Cook tortellini according to package directions; adding broccoli during last 1 minutes of cooking time.  Rinse with cold water and drain.
Meanwhile, prepare dressing in jar with a tight fitting lid.
In medium bowl, combine tortellini, broccoli, onion rings, blue cheese and savory.  Pour dressing over and toss gently.  Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Serve on lettuce lined plates.
Serves 4
Per Serving): 312 Calories; 22g Fat (63.6% calories from fat); 8g Protein; 20g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 34mg Cholesterol; 258mg Sodium.  Exchanges: 1 Grain(Starch); 1/2 Lean Meat; 1/2 Vegetable; 4 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.

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