*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
 
                  Chicken & Tortellini Salad Ocean Mermaid
 
 Recipe By     : Gourmet 4./86
  Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
  Categories    : Chicken                          Pasta
                 Poultry                          Salads
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
  --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      Pound         Cheese Tortellini
    1 1/2  Cups          Pesto
    3      Cups          Cooked Chicken -- cut in pieces
      1/3  Cup           Minced Fresh Parsley
      1/3  Cup           Snipped Chives
    1      Small         Onion -- sliced thin
    8      Ounces        Plain Yogurt
      1/4  Cup           Olive Oil -- if needed
 
                         Pesto
 
    4      Cups          Coarsely Chopped Fresh Basil
    1      Cup           Pine Nuts
      1/2  Cup           Olive Oil
    1      Cup           Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese
      1/2  Stick         Unsalted Butter,Softened -- cut in bits
    2      Cloves        Garlic -- crushed
 
 To make the pesto: Puree all the ingredients for pesto  in workbowl of
  food processor or in a blender,working in batches. Transfer to a small
  bowl and place a piece of plastic wrap directly on surface to
  prevent discoloring. (Pesto may be made in advance and kept
  covered and chilled. Will keep about 2 weeks).
  Cook the tortellini in a kettle of boiling,salted water until al dente.
  Drain well and refresh under cold water. In a large bowl toss together the
  tortellini and pesto. Cover and  refrigerate for at
  least 4 hours (or overnight).
  Add the remaining ingredients,except oil. Combine well and add
  oil only if salad seems dry. Season with salt & pepper to taste.
 
 
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