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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, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup salad with 2 cups greens: 484 calories, 40g fat (7g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 693mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 4g fiber), 11g protein.

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  • ktype
    Aug 3, 2017

    No comment left

  • Lstrange
    Oct 13, 2016

    Very tasty, we liked it.

  • cbenne12
    Jul 18, 2015

    This was so tasty! I was worried that the flavors would clash, but this dish turned out to be one of my favorites!

  • Orbs
    Jun 1, 2015

    So delicious! I made this salad when it was 106 degrees out and I didn't want to turn on the oven. Thanks, Samantha, for sharing this recipe.

  • angelasandoval
    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).

  • luigimon
    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!

  • hchambers
    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.

  • CastIronMamma
    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!

  • KYMerritt
    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.

  • gucci65
    Jun 27, 2014

    Good summer salad. I skipped the greens, and added Golden raisins ! Combination was great !