BLT Tortellini Salad With Homemade Dressing

I don’t like most pasta salads, but BLT tortellini salad is an exception. It’s a meal in itself and very easy to prepare. It’s also a fun way to re-imagine the classic BLT sandwich.

Cut into small pieces and cook until crisp:

6 slices of bacon

Set aside and reserve the drippings.

Cook until tender, drain, and cool:

20 oz. tortellini (a typical bag size)

Make the dressing by mixing together in a bowl:

1/2 c. mayo

1/4 c. sour cream

1 T. apple cider vinegar

1 t. sugar

1/2 t. salt

1/2 t. pepper

1 T. reserved bacon drippings

Toss the dressing with all of the following:

the cooled tortelleni

3/4 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, halved

Right before serving, mix with

10 oz. chopped lettuce

Top and serve:

the remaining halved tomatoes

the bacon pieces

chopped chives or green onions (optional)

Enjoy BLT tortellini salad on its own or as a picnic side. It’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser!

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BLT tortellini salad

Random note: Did you know that blog posts get penalized if they’re “too short”? This one technically is. That’s why so many recipes get long back stories: it’s so the search engines can find the page better. I had no idea of this before, but it makes sense. I sometimes like reading those stories, but I also like the “skip to recipe” button at the top.

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