This is a great and easy to make salad. By making it with out the tortellini you can also make a great broccoli salad. The dressing gives this salad a sweetness that you wouldn’t expect from looking at it.
Broccoli and Tortellini Salad
~ 6 slices bacon
~ 20 oz. cheese-filled tortellini
~ 1/2 cup mayonnaise
~ 1/2 cup sugar
~ 2 tsp. cider vinegar
~ 3 heads fresh broccoli, cut into florets
~ 1 cup raisins
~ 1 cup sunflower seeds
~ 1 red onion, finely chopped
1. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside.
2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook tortellini in boiling water for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente. Drain, and rinse under cold water.
3. In a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise, sugar and vinegar to make the dressing.
4. In a large bowl, combine broccoli, tortellini, bacon, raisins, sunflower seeds and red onion. Pour dressing over salad, and toss. Let sit in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
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