BLT Tortellini Salad

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This tortellini salad is tossed with a Greek yogurt dressing, bacon, lettuce and tomato!  Perfect BBQ food!

BLT tortellini salad comes together so easily!  It’s made with a simple Greek yogurt dressing and has lots of fresh tomatoes! www.lemonsforlulu.com #WalmartProduce

There is nothing quite like a homegrown tomato is there?  I remember plucking juicy beef steak tomatoes right from my mom’s garden when I was a kid.  I’d bite right into them like they were apples.  I’d sprinkle a little salt onto each bite to bring out all the juices.  Then I used the back of my hand to clear the juices and seeds from my chin.  Those were heavenly snacks.

BLT tortellini salad comes together so easily!  It’s made with a simple Greek yogurt dressing and has lots of fresh tomatoes! www.lemonsforlulu.com #WalmartProduce

I do not have my own garden.  We don’t have the yard for one.  At least that’s the reason I give. The truth is, I have the blackest thumb around.  Therefore, I have to wait until my parents leave for vacation so I can pilfer their garden while they are away!  I’ll grab their peppers, lettuce, peaches and of course tomatoes!  Especially those cherry tomatoes!  My goodness those babies are like candy!  I can pop an endless amount into my mouth and never feel satiated.  I can always eat more.

BLT tortellini salad comes together so easily!  It’s made with a simple Greek yogurt dressing and has lots of fresh tomatoes! www.lemonsforlulu.com #WalmartProduce

Since my parents are NOT on vacation, I settle for the next best thing: my local Walmart where I know I’ll be greeted with a rainbow of fresh, flavorful Walmart produce.  All my summertime favorites will be displayed there just tempting my tastebuds.  It might be hard for me to not grab a plump tomato and bite right into it!  Ok, I wouldn’t actually do that….until I got in the car anyway.

BLT tortellini salad comes together so easily!  It’s made with a simple Greek yogurt dressing and has lots of fresh tomatoes! www.lemonsforlulu.com #WalmartProduce

This time of year is all about BBQ’s, potlucks and picnics.  Pasta salad is always the perfect side.  This tortellini salad is dressed with a light and simple dressing made from tangy Greek yogurt.  I added crispy bacon, tender spinach and of course lots of perfect little cherry tomatoes!  Lucky for me, I found my favorite sweet, yellow tomatoes right there among all the Walmart produce!

BLT tortellini salad comes together so easily!  It’s made with a simple Greek yogurt dressing and has lots of fresh tomatoes! www.lemonsforlulu.com #WalmartProduce

I think I’m going to have to bring this tortellini salad to all my cookouts this weekend.  I just hope no one notices me picking the tomatoes out of the salad.  I’ll just have to use the back of my hand to wipe away the tell tale tomato seeds from my chin!

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BLT Tortellini Salad

BLT Tortellini Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 19oz bag frozen cheese tortellini
  • 1 cup torn, fresh spinach
  • 1 cup yellow cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup red cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 3 strips cooked bacon, chopped
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon Ranch seasoning
  • 2 cloves of garlic

Instructions

  1. Prepare tortellini according to package directions. Rinse in cold water and drain. Place in a large bowl. Add tomatoes, spinach and bacon to pasta.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together yogurt, milk, garlic and ranch seasoning until smooth. Pour over pasta and toss to coat.
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17 Responses

  1. I grow more weeds than plants in my garden… I need to give up and admit defeat and just go to the store!! This looks like a perfect refreshing salad on a hot summer day!

    • I admit defeat. I suck at gardening! Turns out the store has some good tomatoes!

  2. Fantastic! That could be a main dish for me!

  3. Ed M

    You’ve GOT to be kidding. Just yesterday I agreed to take a pasta salad to a party on Saturday and was wondering what to take when I saw this recipe! From the lady who gave us the Blueberry Coffee Cake with Coconut Streusel? You are so on! I’ll let you know how it goes.

    • Let me see if I can guess what recipe you need next and I’ll post it! Thank you Ed!

  4. Oh how beautiful this salad is! Fresh tomatoes are my favorite summer veggie. You make everything look so inviting. Thanks much for sharing at Weekend Potluck – and for linking back.

  5. Yum!!!! This looks amazing! Thanks for sharing your recipe on the Monday Funday Party! Can’t wait to try it out!

  6. This looks like the perfect summer pasta salad and I love that the dressing is made with Greek yogurt! And thank goodness for parents’ gardens, right?? I rely on my parents for tomatoes, too!

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