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Tuscan tortellini salad is packed with tangy sun-dried tomatoes, fresh baby spinach, and tossed in a sweet honey balsamic dressing. This colorful salad is perfect for meal-prepping and makes an incredible cookout side dish!
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Tuscan Tortellini Salad with Balsamic Dressing

Tuscan tortellini salad is packed with tangy sun-dried tomatoes, fresh baby spinach, and tossed in a sweet honey balsamic dressing. This colorful salad is perfect for meal-prepping and makes an incredible cookout side dish!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 409kcal

Ingredients

Salad

  • 1 (19) oz bag cheese tortellini
  • 1 lb asparagus, ends trimmed and spears cut into 2-in pieces
  • 3 cups lightly-packed baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup Kalamata olives, halved
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil, roughly chopped

Honey Balsamic Dressing

  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Salad

  • Cook tortellini according to package instructions in lightly-salted water until al-dente. Drain and cool completely.
  • Bring a medium pot of lightly-salted water to a boil and add asparagus. Cook asparagus 3-5 minutes until tender. Immediately place asparagus in a bowl of ice water to cool it quickly. Drain asparagus and pat dry.
  • Once tortellini is cooled, place in a large serving bowl and add asparagus, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, olives, Parmesan, and basil. Refrigerate salad until ready to serve.

Honey Balsamic Dressing

  • In a medium bowl, whisk balsamic, honey, garlic, and mustard until smooth. Begin slowly drizzling in olive oil, whisking constantly to emulsify dressing. Season dressing with salt and pepper to taste.
  • When ready to serve, drizzle dressing over salad and toss to coat. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 8oz | Calories: 409kcal | Carbohydrates: 31.8g | Protein: 12.2g | Fat: 27.9g | Saturated Fat: 7.3g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 676mg | Potassium: 409mg | Fiber: 4.1g | Sugar: 6.1g | Calcium: 217mg | Iron: 4mg