The most versatile of summer salads.  As simple as a Caprese-style, or with a creamy Ranch-mayo dressing, or with salami and provolone for an Italian touch, or with the crunchy, garlicky flavors of a Caesar salad. Toss in some chopped summer vegetables and fresh herbs.  Plain or multi-colored tortellini, filled with cheese or sausage or vegetables—the end product is only limited by imagination, or by what’s in the fridge.  No recipes here—just some add-in ideas for great summer tortellini salads.  

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  • Pulled pork and shredded cabbage with a creamy sweet-sour dressing
  • Salami, capers and provolone with spicy Italian dressing
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  • Ham, pear, and chopped walnuts with blue cheese dressing
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  • Chick peas, pearl tomatoes and burrata with creamy pesto dressing
  • Orange, grapefruit, cucumber and mint with simple vinaigrette

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