I am always up for a good salad. This Tortellini Spinach Salad is one of my favorites. It is so easy and you can mix it up with whatever you have on hand. I use frozen cheese tortellini and I always buy the colorful kind. It makes the salad more fun:) I cook the tortellini and then rinse it with cold water. This is a cold pasta salad.
I mix in whatever vegetables I have on hand. Some of my favorites are: artichokes, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, olives, etc. I then toss everything with a fat free Italian dressing and Italian seasoning. The salad is best if the flavors have time to simmer, so I usually chill it for a couple of hours and then serve it over a bed of fresh spinach. I usually top it off with fresh Parmesan too!
I love this salad because you can make it in advance, it’s easy, colorful, tasty, healthy, makes great leftovers, versatile, and again TASTY!
Tortellini Spinach Salad
-1 bag of frozen cheese tortellini
-Vegetables of your choice-chopped (This time I used tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, yellow squash, and peppers, but use anything you like)
-Italian dressing (or similar variety, use your favorite)
1. Cook the tortellini in a big pot of salted water. When cooked, rinse with cold water.
2.Add in veggies and stir.
3. Cover with dressing and seasonings. Stir until well-coated.
4. Chill and serve over a bed of spinach.
It does sounds like a good weekend. We’ve got baseball and more baseball. The Twins have four games in two days.
Love all the wonderful colors in your salad. It looks so festive.
Btw, I made your cinnamon syrup. The kids have been putting it on their Eggos in the mornings. Devon, one of the twins,thinks it would be great as a donut glaze or drizzled on ice cream!
Ingrid- I am glad you tried the syrup! We love it. I will have to try it on ice cream, great suggestion! Have a great weekend!
great-lookin salad 🙂
Easy, yet show-stopping good! Pasta salad has to be one of the best go-to meals ever. Great way to get your veggies in, too! Your salad looks colorful and delish!
Looks so pretty and fresh – I love that you make pasta salad more nutritious by serving it over spinach!
I just stumbled across your blog and I’m really enjoying reading your past posts!
Yum, your tortellini looks gorgeous. I like that you put it on the salad.
I’m jealous you are going to the Viking School. I have friends that have been and they had a fabulous time and learned a lot. If my husband and I ever go, we’ll also choose the French lesson because we love France.
I hope you’ll post on your French lesson – I’ll be looking forward to it.
That looks wonderful! So verdant and spring-like.
That sounds and looks so good.
looks delicious! I will try this one soon 🙂
I love the colors in it and all the ingredients!!!!
So, you’re “working” at the school???? Awesome. OK, I just saw you answer in the other comments. Very nice!
The contrast in colors are spot on! Tortellini, and spinach, what a fantastic combination.
The photos are more stunning each and every time!
Looks lovely and very tasty!
All that color and healthy veggies! Yum! I do hope you’ll report about the French dinner party. Sounds like a blast!
That is one gorgeous colorful salad. Bet it tasted as good as it looks.
I haven’t made this type of pasta salad forever!
So simple and a crowd pleaser.
I love salami, artichokes, peppers and olives in it!
Reminds me of summer!
This looks so good! I love salad recipes – especially now that summer/spring is on its way!
this looks so incredibly delicious!!!
I love tortellini salad, yours looks super.
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