In the Kitchen: Broccoli Bacon Tortellini Salad
With the warmer weather, outdoor gatherings become more popular with plenty of picnics and barbecues. And you want a delicious dish that is simple to make and it takes little room in the car. Chef Becky has a tasty salad recipe full of bacon flavor with the color of added vegetables. One recipe note; you will want to make this shortly before the event.
Broccoli Bacon Tortellini Salad
1 1/2 pounds tortellini cheese filled
1/2 pound bacon, diced into 3/4 inch wide strips
4 cups broccoli florets
2 cups grape or cherry tomatoes, cut in half
1/2 cup green onion, finely chopped
1 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup sugar
3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Cook the tortellini according to the package directions, drain, rinse with cold water.
Cut bacon onto 3/4 inch wide pieces. Place the bacon in a large, deep skillet, and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes.
Place the tortellini, bacon, broccoli, grape tomatoes, and green onions into a salad bowl. Pour the dressing over the ingredients, and toss lightly to coat.