Caesar Tortellini Salad with Chickpeas
A fast and easy vegetarian entrée salad of cheese tortellini and chickpeas tossed with Caesar dressing and garnished with toasted pine nuts.
1 (9-ounce) package refrigerated cheese tortellini
1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas, drained
1 cup carrots, julienned
1 cup celery, finely sliced
1 cup red peppers, finely sliced
1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 bottle your favorite Caesar dressing*
- Cook tortellini according to package directions, drain and cool in strainer under cold running water. Set aside to drain.
- In a large serving bowl, combine remaining ingredients with one bottle of your favorite Caesar dressing.
- Add tortellini, toss and serve.
Makes 4 servings.
*Be aware that some commercial Caesar dressings contain anchovy paste.
Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of The Association For Dressings and Sauces.