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Layered Spinach Salad

 Layered Spinach Salad
When this dish goes on a buffet, it's a real eye-catcher with its colorful layers. People enjoy the unique addition of cheese tortellini. This salad always goes fast! -Lori Cumberledge, Pasadena, Maryland
10 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1 package (9 ounces) refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • 2 cups shredded red cabbage
  • 6 cups torn fresh spinach
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions
  • 1 bottle (8 ounces) ranch salad dressing
  • 8 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled, optional

Directions

  • Cook tortellini according to package directions; drain and rinse in
  • cold water.
  • In a large glass bowl, layer the cabbage, spinach, tortellini,
  • tomatoes and onions. Pour dressing over the top; sprinkle with bacon
  • if desired. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Yield: 10
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: One 1-cup serving (prepared with low-fat salad dressing and without bacon) equals 159 calories, 8 g fat (0 saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 350 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 6 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.