I was going to post this recipe for a Tortellini Salad that I made for our Tailgate Party on Saturday. I had so much to do and pack that I didn't take adequate photos. So, these are my only shots of the salad. Sorry about that. All this to say, that it is still a fabulous, easy pasta salad to feed a crowd.
2 (16 oz) bags frozen cheese tortellini
1 head broccoli, cut into flowerettes
2 green peppers, diced
1 or 2 zucchini, sliced
3 large tomatoes, chopped
1 lb. mushrooms, sliced
16 oz can small, ripe pitted olives
1 lb provolone, cubed
12 oz hard salami, cubed (no peppercorns)
1 cup (or more) grated parmesan cheese
The day before cook tortellini, rinse in cold water. Drain well. Toss with 1/2 bottle dressing. Cover and chill. Next day, add remaining ingredients. Toss with parmesan cheese. You can add more dressing, if desired.
Makes a very large amount and can be halved or items left out.
I made this without some of the veggies and the salami. We were already having several other things. The menu included cold fried chicken, a slaw salad (no mayo), my pasta salad, chips, apples, homemade cookies, water, soda, tea. They also got goodie bags full of necessities.