Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Green Salad with Tortellini and Celery Seed Dressing


One of my favorite salads to make at any time of year is a simple but delicious mix of crunchy greens, cheese tortellini and a celery seed salad dressing. Whenever I serve it -- and it's fairly often -- I get asked for the recipe.

I got the recipe from my good friend Stephanie and tinkered with it a bit (which I do with almost any recipe). The trouble is, I always seem to lose the recipe when I want to make it, and call our mutual friend, Marie, in a panic.

I've posted it here so that I don't have to bug Marie, and also so that I have a place to send people who .want the recipe.

Green Salad with Tortellini and Celery Seed Dressing


1 tsp paprika
2 tsp celery seed
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp dry mustard
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1 Tablespoon ketchup
1 1/2 tsp grated onion or dried onion flakes
1/2 cup sugar

Mild mixed greens. (I usually use a combination of iceberg, Romaine and green or red leaf lettuce. Spinach also works.)

Cheese tortellini, cooked (Cook until they float. Drain, then rinse in cold water. Do not overcook.)

Directions: Mix all salad dressing ingredients together. Toss with mixed greens and cheese tortellini.
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