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Three-cheese tortellini salad

1 (7-ounce) package green tortellini1 (7-ounce) package white tortelliniAbout 1 cup vinaigrette, ranch or other salad dressing4 ounces fontina or other cheese, cubed1 medium sweet red onion, diced1 (10-ounce) jar roasted red peppers, drained and diced (or2 fresh red or green bell peppers, diced)1 bunch green onions, chopped fine2 cups additional ingredients (e.g., chopped broccoli, zucchini, artichoke hearts, carrots or celery; sliced olives, grape tomatoes or mushrooms; fresh spinach or herbs; chopped prosciutto, ham or crumbled bacon)Grated Parmesan or Asiago cheese

Makes 12 servings.

Cook tortellini according to package directions. Drain and rinse in cold water. Toss with 1/2 cup of the dressing in large glass, plastic bowl or stainless steel bowl. Add the cheese, green and sweet onion, peppers and additional ingredients. Cover and refrigerate to chill. Just before serving, toss with remaining dressing, sprinkle with grated cheese and taste and adjust seasoning.

Nutritional information per serving: 349 calories (57 percent from fat) 16.2 g fat (5 saturated, 4.7 monounsaturated) 24.9 mg cholesterol, 7.7 g protein, 19.4 g carbohydrates, 1.6 g fiber, 519.1 mg sodium.

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