This recipe was recommended by my Aunt Kathleen, and my mom and I decided to make it for one of our project days (actually, my mom made it while I took care of June... thanks Mom).
Layered Ravioli Salad
1 pkg. (9 oz) refrigerated 4 cheese filled ravioli (the recipe actually calls for Tortellini, but I liked ravioli better)
1 cup frozen sweet peas (from a 1 bl. Bag)
5 cups torn romaine lettuce
1 ½ cups julienne carrots (can buy the ones already done)
2 cups grilled chicken, diced ( I bought a rotisserie chicken, makes it sooooo easy)
1 medium red bell pepper, cut into strips
½ Cup mayonnaise
½ cup refrigerated basil pesto
¼ cup buttermilk
2 tbs. chopped fresh parsley or Basel leaves
1. Cook ravioli as directed on the package, adding peas during the last 4 minutes of cook time. Drain and then remove the ravioli’s from your strainer, putting them in a separate bowl.
2. In a 3-4 quart clear bowl, layer the lettuce, the carrots, chicken, peas, ravioli and place the stripped bell peppers in a circle as your top layer.
3. In a small bowl, mix mayonnaise, pesto and buttermilk. Spread over peppers, and sprinkle with parsley. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours until chilled or better Is overnight. Stir just before serving.