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Lemony Tortellini Bacon Salad Recipe

Lemony Tortellini Bacon Salad Recipe

Who says summer meals have to be complicated? We love this tangy, simple and tasty salad on warm summer nights. Add a cold glass of lemonade or iced tea and dinner couldn’t be easier. —Samantha Vicars, Kenosha, WI
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups frozen cheese tortellini (about 8 ounces)
  • 4 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package (5 ounces) spring mix salad greens
  • 4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled

Directions

  • 1. In a large saucepan, cook tortellini according to package directions, adding broccoli during the last 5 minutes of cooking. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix mayonnaise, vinegar, lemon juice, oregano and salt.
  • 2. Drain tortellini and broccoli; gently rinse with cold water. Transfer to a large bowl. Add dressing; toss to coat. Serve over salad greens; sprinkle with bacon. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup salad with 2 cups greens equals 484 calories, 40 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 32 mg cholesterol, 693 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 11 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.