Spinach Salad with Tortellini, Dried Cranberries, Apples, Almonds, and Feta

I love browsing Foodgawker and TasteSpotting for cooking and baking inspiration. The only problem is I usually end up hungry:) Last week I saw Picky Cook’s tortellini salad and immediately bookmarked it.

On Sunday I was feeling lazy, but still wanted a tasty meal. This salad popped into my mind. I didn’t have the exact ingredients, but that didn’t stop me. I just switched things up a bit. I used frozen cheese tortellini and spinach as the base of the salad. I also added in dried cranberries, Granny Smith apple slices, almonds, and feta cheese. I drizzled the salad with balsamic dressing and voila-a masterpiece in minutes.


The dried cranberries and apples gave the salad a nice sweetness. The almonds also added a nice crunch. This salad is very filling because of the tortellini and all of the goodies involved. Enjoy it as a meal or serve a little bit on the side of your favorite fall soup.

 

Spinach Salad with Tortellini, Dried Cranberries, Apples, Almonds, and Feta
Inspired by Picky Cook
Fresh spinach leaves
Cheese tortellini, cooked, drained, and chilled
Dried cranberries
Granny Smith apple, cut into thin slices
Almonds
Feta cheese
Balsamic dressing

1. Cook the tortellini according to package instructions. I used frozen tortellini. Drain and rinse with cold water.
2. Place a bed of spinach on a plate.
3. Add tortellini, dried cranberries, apple slices, almonds, feta cheese, and dressing.
4. Eat and enjoy.

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