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Basil Tortellini Salad

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup St. James Winery Country White Wine
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil, snipped
  • 1 (12-14 ounce) package frozen cheese tortellini, cooked and drained
  • 2 small sweet red peppers, diced
  • 2 small green peppers, diced
  • 2 small zucchini, sliced
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 3/4 cup carrots, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain.
  2. In large mixing bowl combine pasta, sweet red pepper, broccoli flowerets, sliced carrots and zucchini.
  3. For dressing in a small mixing bowl stir together wine, mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, basil, milk, pepper and garlic.
  4. Pour the dressing over the pasta mixture. Toss lightly to coat.
  5. Cover and chill for 4 to 24 hours.
  6. Before serving stir in nuts and if necessary additional milk to moisten.
Sip Sweetly. Enjoy Responsibly.