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.