Broccoli and Tortellini Salad

13 02 2011

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.

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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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Broccoli and Tortellini Salad








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