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Tortellini Succotash Salad

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Ingredients

1 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons honey mustard
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 (20 ounce) packages frozen cheese tortellini
1 (16 ounce) bag frozen lima beans or edamame
1 (16 ounce) bag frozen corn
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 yellow or orange bell pepper, chopped
2 cups grape tomatoes
1 cup cubed Colby cheese
lettuce

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Tortellini Succotash Salad

  • Serves 8
  • Easy

About This Recipe

Succotash is such a Southern sounding word. It is actually a side dish made from lima beans and corn. And it’s delicious.

The dish was probably developed originally because it combines a grain and a legume, two foods with incomplete protein, to make a complete protein. Besides, it tastes great!

But there’s no need to relegate this combination to a side dish. Add some cheese and tortellini and other veggies to make a main dish salad. I have used succotash to make another main dish salad – Chicken and Pasta Succotash Salad.

This great combination is one of my favorite summer salads. Try it soon!

Steps

1
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Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.

2
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In a large bowl, combine the mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, honey mustard, and lemon juice and whisk to combine.

3
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Cook the tortellini according to package directions until tender. Drain and add to the dressing in the bowl.

4
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Cook the lima beans and corn according to package directions. Drain and add to the dressing. Mix gently.

5
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Add the bell peppers, grape tomatoes, and cheese to the salad and stir.

6
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Cover and chill for a few hours before serving on lettuce.

Linda

Linda Larsen has a B.A. in Biology from St. Olaf College, and a B.S. in Food Science and Nutrition with High Distinction from the University of Minnesota. She has worked for the Pillsbury Company on the Bake-Off and in their test kitchens since 1988. Linda has written 37 cookbooks (and Medical Ethics for Dummies) since 2005.

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