This is one of my favorite pasta salads, especially when I use the tortellini with cheese. The dijon dressing is truly delicious and the blending of ingredients makes for the best pasta salad I have tried in a long time.
DIJON TORTELLINI SALAD
3/4 c. vegetable oil
3/4 c. red wine vinegar
1 c. Grey Poupon Dijon mustard
1/2 c. light cream or Half and Half
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 lbs. meat or cheese filled tortellini, cooked and cooled
5 c. chopped broccoli, blanched
2 1/2 c. chopped seeded tomatoes
1/3 c. sliced scallions
Mixed salad greens
2 tsp. Italian seasonings
In blender or food processor, blend oil, vinegar, mustard, cream, Italian seasonings and garlic until thoroughly combined. In large bowl, combine tortellini, broccoli, tomatoes and scallions. Add dressing tossing to coat well. Cover; chill several hours or overnight to blend flavors. Serve on a bed of salad greens of your choice.