If you are looking for a great pasta salad to bring to a BBQ or event this summer, this Bacon Ranch Tortellini Salad might just be the one you want! It has a greek salad base with the orange and yellow peppers, tomato, the cucumber and red onion. But instead of the feta cheese you do cheddar cheese for this one and then add the pasta and then... bacon and a home made ranch dressing! This one would be a favourite among all age groups, but I can just see kids loving it for all the colours of the rainbow on their plates, you can be sure they will come back for seconds.
I would personally go with a little bit of a healthier route and do the normal home made greek dressing with feta cheese, because I just love those flavours more than the cheddar cheese or ranch. I would still add the bacon and the tortellini of course though, because that just sounds awesome! This is a great all round summer dish that you could have as a meal for lunch or a light dinner, as sometimes in summer you don't want much of a heavy meal all the time when it is so hot out. It will be awesome as leftovers too, as the author of the recipe on The Slow Roasted Italian, even tells us.
This is going to be one of those recipes you want to save and have on hand for when you don't know what to make for a spur of the moment salad for a BBQ or potluck. It has plenty of nutritious foods in it, and is loaded with good for you veggies that will fuel your body with vitamins! Its so important in the hotter months that we get enough nutrient dense fruits and vegetables as possible, as well as the water content in them, so we can stay hydrated on these warm summer days. Especially if you are working or hanging out outside a lot.
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