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Chicken and Tortellini Salad



1 pkg (8 oz.) cheese-­filled tortellini

1 1/2 cups cut-­up cooked chicken or turkey (about 8 oz.)

3 cups bite-­size pieces of salad greens (spinach, leaf lettuce, romaine, bibb lettuce)

1 small red or green bell pepper, cut into 1/2­" pieces

1/3 cup dry white wine or low-sodium chicken broth or low-sugar fruit juice of your choice

2 tbsp olive or vegetable oil

2 tbsp lemon juice

1 tbsp chopped fresh tarragon or 1 tsp dried tarragon leaves

1 tsp sugar

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper



1. Cook tortellini as directed on package and drain. Rinse with cold water and drain well.

2. Mix tortellini and chicken together in a large bowl.

3. Shake wine (or broth/juice), oil, lemon juice, tarragon, sugar, salt and pepper in tightly-covered container.

4. Stir into tortellini mixture. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours. Toss tortellini mixture with salad greens and bell pepper just before serving.

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Quick Chicken Gazpacho Salad
1 pkg (14 oz) uncooked fusilli pasta
2 cups cubed cooked chicken
1 cup chopped cucumber (about 1 small)
1 cup chopped yellow or red bell pepper (about 1 medium)
1 cup chopped tomato (about 1 large)
3/4 cup spicy hot V­8 juice
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 tbsp chopped cilantro
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp salt
1. Cook pasta in salted water as directed on package. Drain well and chill with running cold water. Drain the pasta well again.
2. Mix pasta and remaining ingredients. Serve immediately.

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