Friday, June 9, 2017

{soups-salads-and-salad-dressings} 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, Wisconsin

TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 minutes.

YIELD: 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 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon strips, cooked and crumbled


·                                 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. 

Nutritional 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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