Mardi Gras Muffaletta Pasta Salad
1 (19 ounce) package frozen cheese tortellini
12 ounces fresh sliced/shaved Virginia Ham, cut into bite-size pieces
5 ounces fresh sliced/shaved salami, cut into bite-size pieces
1 cup olive salad
¼ cup olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
½ cup diced purple onion
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1. Prepare tortellini according to package directions.
2. Toss together tortellini, ham, and all other ingredients. Mix well.
3. Cover and chill for 2 hours. Garnish with fresh parsley springs, and serve with French Bread, if desired.
Yield: 5-6 servings