This chilled tortellini salad is full of broccoli, carrots, and pea pods. It can be made anywhere from 2 to 24 hours before serving so it's perfect for picnics or potlucks! Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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Ingredients

Directions

  • For dressing, stir together basil, pectin, mustard, garlic, sugar, and pepper in a small bowl. Stir in water and vinegar. Cover and chill for 30 minutes.

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  • Meanwhile, cook tortellini or ravioli according to package directions, except omit any oil or salt. Add the broccoli and carrots during the last 3 minutes of cooking. Drain. Rinse with cold running water; drain again.

  • Combine the pasta mixture and scallions in a large bowl; drizzle with dressing. Toss to coat. Cover and chill for 2 to 24 hours.

  • To serve, gently stir tomato and pea pods into salad. Line 4 salad plates with lettuce leaves. Top with pasta mixture.

Nutrition Facts

253 calories; 4 g total fat; 2 g saturated fat; 43 mg cholesterol; 398 mg sodium. 42 g carbohydrates; 7 g fiber; 14 g protein;