From The Kitchen Of Rachelle Underwood

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Tortellini, Broccoli and Bacon Salad

I LOVE this recipe. The combination of the bacon and broccoli pairs so well with the tangy, sweet dressing. The flavors are awesome, and it gets better the longer it sits in the fridge. I have this salad as a side or a main dish with some cut up fruit. It is very filling with the tortellini, and is a perfect meal if you do not want to turn your oven on. I ALWAYS use Marie's Coleslaw Dressing found in the refrigerator section of the store where they sell all the Shi-Shi dressings. It is high quality and tastes best. Or you could make your own....I'm sure there is a recipe online somewhere. This makes a large amount, but the joy of it, is leftovers are better anyways!

Tortellini, Broccoli, and Bacon Salad

2 bags (19 oz each) frozen cheese-filled tortellini
4 broccoli florets, chopped into small bite size pieces
2 c. cherry tomatoes cut in half
2 tbs green onion, chopped
1 c. coleslaw dressing
1 lb bacon, crisply cooked, and then crumbled

Cook and drain tortellini as directedon the package. Rinse with cold water, and drain, let cool. In a large bowl combine tortellini, broccoli, tomatoes, chives and dressing. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour to blend flavors. Just before serving, add crumbled bacon, and mix well.


Becca said...

This looks heavenly Shell! I may actually try cookin it ;) Cheers!

Rachelle Underwood said...

Becca, you really should, since all you have to do is cook the tortellini.