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Spinach Tortellini Salad

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!

Spinach Tortellini 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 Instructions:

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!



Spinach Tortellini Salad
  • 1 pkg Fresh Baby Spinach
  • Canned Mandarin Oranges
  • Cheese tortellini, cooked & chilled (I like the refrigerated tortellini best)
  • 5 Slices Bacon, cooked, cooled & broken into pieces
  • ½ c. sugar
  • ¼ c. red wine vinegar
  • ¼ c. extra virgin olive oil (or canola oil)
  • ¼ tsp. Paprika
  • 1 T. grated onion
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 T. toasted sesame seeds (just lightly brown the sesame seeds in a frying pan)
  1. Toss together baby spinach, mandarin oranges, cheese tortellini, bacon.
  2. Combine sugar and red wine vinegar in a pan on the stove. Stir to mix in the sugar and once it comes to a boil turn off the heat and add the remaining ingredients.
  3. Pour dressing over the mixed salad.

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Chicken bow tie pasta salad

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Spinach Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

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  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. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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!!

  6. 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!

  7. 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!

  8. 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 🙂

  9. 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.

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

  13. I may even make that salad tonight! Yum!!

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

  14. 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!}

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

  16. 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!

  17. 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!

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    The spinach salad recipe was just added to this week’s menu! Can’t wait- yum.

  19. 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! 🙂

  20. 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. 🙂

  21. 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!

  22. 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!

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

  24. 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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