Tortellini Spinach Salad

My family members aren’t big fans of main dish salads, which makes me sad. I would eat them a few times a week! I love to heap a plate with veggies and tasty garnishes and call it dinner. This salad is one of my favorites. I took it to a ladies’ potluck and it was well-received. It’s full of contrasts, from the earthy spinach to the juicy tomatoes and the tang of the dressing. And don’t forget the crunch of the bacon! Yum. Best of all: it takes very little time to throw together.


What you need:

Tortellini Spinach Salad

Tortellini Spinach Salad


For the salad:

  • 6 c. spinach (romaine also works)
  • 1 c. shredded red cabbage, optional
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 7 oz. cheese tortellini, cooked and well-drained
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes

For the dressing:

  • 1 T. Dijon mustard
  • 2 T. red wine vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 T. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 c. chutney


  • large bowl and spoon
  • jar for salad dressing
  • measuring cups and spoons

Time: Ten minutes.

Freezeable: No.

Serves: 8-10.

Multiplying the recipe: Yes, if you’ve got a large enough bowl!

Tortellini Spinach Salad:

In a large bowl, combine the salad ingredients.

In a jar, combine mustard and vinegar. Mix well. Add salt and pepper to taste. One spoonful at a time, add olive oil. Mix thoroughly.

Immediately before serving, toss salad with some of the dressing.

Tortellini Spinach Salad

Tortellini Spinach Salad

About Cooking for the Fam

Katie and Theresa are sisters-in-law who are passionate about food, passionate about family, and passionate about making and sharing food with their families. The Fam needs to eat. Make it good!
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