Friday, July 9, 2010

Broccoli and Tortellini Salad

"Crisp, fresh broccoli and cheese tortellini with a creamy dressing are the basis of this salad. Sunflower seeds and red onion dress it up. This recipe is most requested at potlucks."


6 slices bacon

20 ounces fresh cheese-filled tortellini

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1/2 cup white sugar

2 teaspoons cider vinegar

3 heads fresh broccoli, cut into florets

1 cup sunflower seeds

1 red onion, finely chopped


Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside.

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.

In a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise, sugar and vinegar to make the dressing.

In a large bowl, combine broccoli, tortellini, bacon, sunflower seeds and red onion. Pour dressing over salad, and toss.

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