Lemony Tortellini Bacon Salad Recipe
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Lemony Tortellini Bacon Salad Recipe

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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.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 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

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.

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.
Originally published as Lemony Tortellini Bacon Salad in Simple & Delicious June/July 2013, p23

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.

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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Reviewed Aug. 23, 2014

"Whole family really liked this one! Followed recipe as written. Only thing I would change next time is to add a little extra bacon (maybe 6 slices instead of 4)."

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Reviewed Aug. 3, 2014

"Very good! A new favorite! Followed the recipe exact. Sent leftovers with my husband for lunch and forgot to include the bacon.....he didn't even notice, it's THAT good!"

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Reviewed Jul. 10, 2014

"Great salad! You can really play around with this and use whatever grilled meat and veggies you have on hand. Wonderful summer meal."

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Reviewed Jul. 8, 2014

"I liked the amount of dressing. I grilled chicken thighs and added bite-size pieces. I like the golden raisin idea. Will make this again. Satisfying but I still wanted more!"

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Reviewed Jun. 27, 2014

"What a satisfying meal! This is a GREAT salad! Didn't follow to a "t" but the flavor was delicious. My husband added some leftover steak to his salad. He loved it. I will definitly make it again."

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