Savory GIFTS in a Jar!

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‘Tis the season… to create something special for all those friends & family
you really care about. So this year….let’s make a few of those really important
gifts with a twist?  How about SAVORY GIFTS! We have some fabulous ideas
and recipes that you are going to love.

Here is another great idea for a GIFT in a jar. Creating Savory Gifts
is a little different than all those sweet things that are expected at
this time of the year! But, we are sure this is a gift that will
 SPREAD HOLIDAY CHEER!

 

Tortellini Salad in a Jar

1 20 oz. pkg. refrigerated three cheese tortellini
1 6 oz. can whole pitted black olive
1 bundle fresh basil leaves
½ red onion
2 c. shredded mozzarella cheese
1 lb. sliced deli salami

Prepare tortellini according to directions on package. Drain, rinse and chill. Place the
tortellini in the bottom of a large jar. Rinse basil and remove leaves from stems. Layer
black olives and fresh basil leaves on top of tortellini. Peel and slice red onion crosswise
and separate slices into rings. Add a layer of onions and a layer of shredded mozzarella
cheese. Slice salami into thin strips and place on top. Cover salad with lid and refrigerate.

Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing

1/3 c. balsamic vinegar
¾ c. olive oil
2 tbsp. red wine vinegar
½ tsp. kosher salt
2 tsp. Dijon mustard
½ tsp. coarse black pepper
2 tsp. Italian spices

Mix all ingredients in a blender and chill before serving.

Excerpt From: Michelle Huxtable. “The Gathering of Friends Volume Six”

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