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Lemony Tortellini Bacon Salad

 Lemony Tortellini Bacon Salad
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
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a

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Wine (continued)
light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.