I LOVE this yummy Spinach Tortellini Salad, especially in the summer and just had to share it with you!  I received this salad recipe at an exchange a few years ago and since then, I have made it many times-in fact I crave it often-especially when it is warm outside and I feel like eating a cool dish!  It is the perfect salad for a luncheon, or even dinner.  And the dressing is tasty, tasty, tasty!  The tortellini makes it even more filling and delicious!

Salad Ingredients:

Fresh Baby Spinach (I use one package of spinach but have doubled this for a party or luncheon)

Canned Mandarin Oranges

Cheese tortellini, cooked & chilled (I like the refrigerated tortellini best)

Bacon, cooked, cooled & broken into pieces (About 5 slices and I like it extra crispy!)

{Toss these ingredients together in a bowl}

Dressing:

1/2 c. sugar                        1/4 c. red wine vinegar

Combine sugar and vinegar in a pan on the stove.  Bring to a boil.  Stir to blend in the sugar and once it comes to a boil, turn off the heat and add the remaining ingredients:

1/4 c. extra virgin olive oil (or canola oil)

1/4 tsp. Paprika

1 T. grated onion

1/2 tsp. salt

1 T. toasted sesame seeds (just lightly brown the sesame seeds in a frying pan)

Before pouring the dressing on the salad, stir it really well.  ENJOY!

If you would like to print out the Spinach Salad recipe card below, click on the card and then right click.  Select save or print.


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Comments

  1. I was looking for babylegs tuitorial this week. This is perfect timing. I was also looking at a few of your posts. Do you have 2 sets of twins? Perfect pic of those babies btw. So cute.

  2. I would love these…my baby is almost crawling…and we have lots of hard floors…
    Too cute – can’t wait to see the tutorials…

  3. These pictures of twins in the hats and baby legs are sooooo darling. Gives me an itching for a set of twins!

  4. I love baby legs. They would be perfect for the little one joining our family this fall.

  5. great giveaway! I just love babylegs, they are super cute.

  6. My daughter would look darling in these baby legs! So cute! Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. Stephanie Allred Says: July 12, 2010 at 8:14 am

    Love , Love , Love the baby Legs, so cute. The picture above with both babies is priceless. I would love some baby legs for my kids.

  8. Kirsten Says: July 12, 2010 at 8:34 am

    jamie! you know who REALLY needs those baby legs?! (or at least at least a friend to make them with this week…) by the way – the spinach salad IS awesome and i make it for my family all the time!

  9. i would love a pair! they are soo cute!

  10. I would love to win a pair of those cute babylegs! I have two little girls

  11. Nikkala Says: July 12, 2010 at 8:52 am

    Love the baby bears! That salad is still one of my favorites!

  12. So adorable! Love the photo of my sweet little niece & nephew!!!:)
    Love them lots!

  13. That salad looks delish! I’d love some of those baby legs for my soon to be neice. :)

  14. I love baby leggings! My babies are no longer crawling, but my 2 1/2 year old wears them at night with night gowns and my 7 year old wears them as arm warmers! You have some very cute models!!

  15. Christina Says: July 12, 2010 at 11:27 am

    That salad looks sooo good!

    I love the baby legs. I have a 2 1/2 month old who I am pretty sure is going to be an early crawler as he already is scooting across the bed. I have all hard floors so these are going to be a lifesaver for his poor little legs!

  16. I would love some baby legs for my little girl! I have been meaning to make some but just can’t seem to get around to it!

  17. So cute! Thanks for the links :)

  18. Jamie, I love these, probably cheaper than buying the baby legs….. I want to try this. So cute!!

  19. That salad sounds so yummy! And the recipe card is adorable. But not as adorable as the cuties in the babylegs…I am addicted to those things btw – and am guilty of sparking many other mothers’ addictions after giving them as a shower gift!

  20. That salad looks so yummy! Looks like something you would order at a restaurant!

    LOVE the baby legs too! I’m expecting a girl in October! Thanks for the chance to win :)

  21. Having my first baby in Sept. I sure would love to put a cute pair of babylegs on her!

  22. Lisa Walburger Says: July 12, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    What an awesome idea. I have never heard of babylegs. My little one just started crawling last week and is already getting some rug burns on those little knees. These would be perfect, and so dang cute too.

  23. Cute babies! I would love a chance to win some baby legs for my little guy.

    And that salad looks great!

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  25. Fab giveaway! I would love to win a pair for my sister in law’s baby girl she’s having in October…I’ve been gushing on about them and this being her first child I’ve been hipping her to all things cool for babies!

  26. Whitney Says: July 12, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    My future crawler would LOVE some of these baby legs:-) I wish I would have known about them 3 kids ago…

  27. Kristin Says: July 12, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    I may even make that salad tonight! Yum!!

    Baby legs are the best, and those argyle ones are the cutest!

  28. mmm… that salad looks delish!

    cutie baby legs too :)

  29. Rachel R Says: July 12, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    I haven’t worked up the courage to make some yet. This might motivate me. So soo cute! Thanks for the give-away! {amazing salad btw!}

  30. Those are the cutest things EVER! I’d love a pair for my daughter!

  31. I’ve been wanting to make these too! i’d love a pair for my baby boy since we hope he’ll dtart crawling soon!

  32. Stephanie Says: July 12, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    How stinkin’ cute! I would love a girlie pair! Thank you for all of your fabulous ideas!

  33. My 10 month old little girl would LOVE these especially on our new hardwood floor and outside trying to follow her brothers around!

  34. I have three little girlies and absolutely love Baby Legs!

  35. Jacquie Bedke Says: July 12, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    I LOVE these! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  36. Karilee Croshaw Says: July 12, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    I have never heard of Baby Legs before. They are so darling. I have a 9 month old boy who is just starting the army crawl. He would look great in a pair. I hope I win!

  37. Baby Legs seem awesome, I’ve never tried them out yet, but would love to! Also, the models are adorable! I’m new to your blog and love it!

  38. How cute!! I will definetly need those for my cute little baby that will be here in January!!

  39. Karissa Says: July 13, 2010 at 1:54 am

    Having a midnight snack and checking out the site…another baby girl on the way in just a few months! How is it that we’re on our third and don’t have any baby legs!?! So adorable and perfect for soft little legs, and let’s face it by #3 functionality is key:)
    The spinach salad recipe was just added to this week’s menu! Can’t wait- yum.

  40. what a cute picture…both of them have the most beautiful eyes.

  41. that salad looks divine! it’s on my menu for later this week. those babies – eep! so sweet!

  42. Danyelle Says: July 13, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    I love babylegs.

  43. Love them soo cute! I also have boy / girl twins they are 10 months old! and 3 1/2 year old twin boys as well! :)

  44. Stephanie Says: July 13, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    Love your babylegs and your babies!!!

  45. How super cute! I will have to try making these for my little one who will be here in November.

  46. My littlest dude just started crawling and to go right along with that, I just started noticing poor little red knees. Even if I don’t win, I’ll be making some! Thanks for the idea!

    BTW-I’ve always wanted twins, after seeing yours… I MUST have a set. :)

  47. These are too cute. I’d love to see them on my little girl.

  48. oh man, i wish i had known about baby legs! my 9 month old has been crawling for months and has rug burn to show it! those are so stinkin’ cute! he could use them, and so could his baby brother or sister when he/she arrives!

  49. Those babes are too cute! Almost as cute as my little babe! 😉 I just LOVE baby legs. We had a couple of pairs for my daughter, but they are pink and very girly. Would love to have some “manly” (read: non-pink) ones for my little man. Thanks for the giveaway!

  50. So cute! My little girl needs some of those. I wish I were more crafty. Maybe over time.

  51. I have never even heard of baby legs! I have a 6 month old that is already a little mover, thanks for the tutorials.

  52. Shaylee Says: July 14, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    I would love these for my future crawler! So, so cute.

  53. So stinkin’ cute!!!

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  55. Made this right after you posted it…and waited to comment to escape the baby leg frenzy of posts. Maybe I should say, I made it for dinner one night, and breakfast the next morning, oh and then lunch. You get the idea! The dressing is a great blend of flavors and the Torts really add to it. Thanks for sharing :)

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