From: Leslie Forte
TORTELLINI AND ARTICHOKE PASTA SALAD
1 10oz pkg cheese or chicken stuffed tortellini
4 whole marinated artichoke hearts
2 to 3 tblsp roasted red pepper or pimento, diced
4 tblsp reduced calorie mayonnaise
1 tblsp dijon mustard
1 tblsp parmesean cheese, grated
2 tblsp basil, chopped
2 tblsp parsley, chopped
salt and pepper
Cook tortellini, rinse and drain well. Toss with 1 tblsp of the marinated artichoke liquid to keep from sticking together. More may be added for flavoring of desired. Drain artichokes Cut into chunks. Combine remaining ingredients and toss gently in a large bowl to combine. Refigerate if not served immediately.
Canned non-marinated artichokes can also be used - in that case, use some olive oil to keep the pasta from sticking together and a little bit of vinegar may be needed to give the salad a kick.