Mandarin oranges and grapes pair perfectly with cheese tortellini in this cool and refreshing pasta salad.
- 1 package (9 ounces) BUITONI Refrigerated Three Cheese Tortellini (9 oz.), prepared according to package directions, chilled
- 1 cup red seedless grapes
- 1 cup green seedless grapes
- 1 can (11 ounces) Mandarin oranges, drained
- 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
- 1 cup honey Dijon salad dressing
COMBINE pasta, grapes, oranges, onion and nuts in a medium bowl. Add dressing; toss to coat.
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I haven't made this for a couple of years but have been looking for the recipe!!! This is PERFECT for a hot summer day!!!
I thought this dish was fantastic. Very light and refreshing. I did not use all of the dressing, just to taste. The oranges get soggy if saved for left overs, but still yummy.
Rave review at family dinner
I brought this recipe to a family get together. The other women there are fantastic cooks. This was the first dish to be emptied. A nephew arriving late, was disappointed that he missed out. He had heard about it before he got to the party. Fantastic I have made this several times since then.
I thought this recipe was excellent. I baked some garlic bread and had this salad as a meal with it. I would suggest more walnuts, and adding a cup of chopped apple for texture and cut down on the amount of salad dressing, maybe even half it. Looks great and is very tasty and filling.
Enjoyed by all
I needed a pasta salad to bring to a 4th of July BBQ. Found your website and made this dish...everyone loved it.
It was good!
I made this for a family reunion for the first time. I did cut the Honey Mustard in 1/2 due to the other comments on here. I personally didn't care much for it. I didn't like the pasta. I think it would be better with a rigitoni or a spiral noodle better. But, it seemed to go over well with others. I had numerous compliments on it. So, it must be good =) because my family is very blunt. LOL
Adult & Kid Friendly
I made this dish for my son's birthday party for two reasons: 1) it was easy!! and 2) I thought the kids would eat it. I was right! Grapes and mandarin oranges are favorites for my kids and paired with cheese tortellini, nuts and some dijon dressing made it interesting for the grown-ups. I did make one change though -- I cut way back on the dressing.
Too Much Sauce
Although the concept and reviews were alluring, my boyfriend and I were quite disappointed by this dish. The amount of sauce (honey dijon dressing) called for in the recipe was just too much and the cheese tortellini was rather odd chilled. I would suggest using about half the sauce and changing the pasta to something less heavy.
This was a great change from a regular pasta salad. The walnuts made all the difference. Really wonderful mix of flavors but is best on the first day. Leftovers leave a little to be desired. Super easy to prepare.
I made this to take to a friend's house for a potluck dinner. That friend is a longtime chef and she thought it was fabulous. My husband, who met me there after work, thought she made it (don't know if that is a compliment to my cooking or not! I will definitely make it again.
2 good to be true!!
this was a winning recipe... it was very colorful and very tasty. everyone loved it