This Creamy Fruit and Tortellini Salad is a total showstopper and likely to be one of the more unique dishes at your next gathering! Sweet fruit is paired with cheesy tortellini and topped in a creamy yet healthy dressing that’s sure to impress.
Now that we’ve finally got some warm weather here in Upstate NY, I’m already feeling the itch to be outside. One of my favorite things about the warm weather, actually, are all of the picnics, parties, and barbecues that will inevitably wind up on my calendar.
Whenever I attend a party like that, I always like to bring something to contribute. Usually, it’s sweets, (are ya surprised?) but sometimes I like to switch it up a bit with some sort of salad.
Barilla is challenging Foodbuzz Featured Publishers to create a recipe with one of their tortellini for a chance to win a trip to Italy. It has always been a dream of mine to visit Italy, so when I saw this, I knew I had to take a shot. Besides, if nothing else, it’s still a good excuse to just eat tortellini.
So I started with a bag of Barilla Three Cheese Tortellini, and ended up with this:
Creamy Fruit & Tortellini Salad
I know…leave it to me to take a seemingly savory dish and sweeten it up a bit.
What can I say…I have a sweet tooth. And it’s ginormous.
But luckily, this is a recipe you don’t have to feel guilty about eating!
This Creamy Fruit and Tortellini Salad is a total showstopper and likely to be one of the more unique dishes at your next gathering! Sweet fruit is paired with cheesy tortellini and topped in a creamy yet healthy dressing that's sure to impress.
25 minTotal Time
- 1 (8oz.) package three cheese tortellini, cooked and cooled
- 1 (11oz.) can mandarin oranges, drained
- 1 cup red grapes
- 2 kiwis, peeled and sliced
- 8-10 strawberries, halved
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp poppy seeds
- In a large bowl, combine cooked and cooled tortellini, mandarin oranges, grapes, kiwis, and strawberries. In a separate small bowl, mix Greek yogurt, honey, lemon juice, and poppy seeds. Add the yogurt dressing to tortellini and fruit and toss to combine. Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving. ENJOY!
The combination of sweet and salty is one that I’ve always enjoyed, and the addition of the sweet fruits with the salty, cheesy tortellini is so incredibly unique. The yogurt dressing is subtly sweet and tangy, and pairs so nicely with all of the other flavors, making the entire salad light and refreshing.
This would make for a perfect dish to bring to your next potluck gathering.
Or, if you’d prefer, just keep it in the house to snack on for yourself. Don’t worry, I won’t tell anyone.
Question for the Afternoon:
What’s your favorite item to bring to a potluck/barbecue/picnic?