Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Tortellini Spinach Salad

With graduation parties and end of the year parties upon us, I thought I'd share a dish with you that I recently made for the Teacher Appreciation Luncheon at my daughter's preschool.  This recipe was given to me by my lovely friend and neighbor, Mrs. Silly (this is what my daughter calls her) - and I have no idea where she got it - just one of those awesome crowd pleasers that have been passed on from kitchen to kitchen.

I don't have a picture of the "final" product on a plate, since we never ate it - but I guarantee when you make it, everyone will want to know how to make it!  Even better, it literally took me less than 10 minutes to throw together!

Tortellini Spinach Salad

1 pkg. coleslaw (all cabbage, no carrots)
1 small onion, chopped
10 oz. baby spinach
1 pkg. 3 cheese tortellini, cooked
4 oz. shredded parmesan cheese
1 lb. bacon, chopped
1 pkg. grape tomatoes, halved
10 oz. light Ranch dressing

In a large bowl, layer ingredients in order, starting with coleslaw on the bottom.  Pour 10 oz. dressing over all.
Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Mix right before serving.

This is what it looked like before I poured the dressing on it - it's very colorful! 

Click here for a printable version of this recipe - Kitchen Groovy

Enjoy and live with gusto!

1 comment:

  1. Wow so easy! I guess the combination of everything is the trick. Thanks for sharing Carina!