Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Spinach and Tortellini Salad

So this is a recipe that is great for after a run, to make right after a grocery store trip, etc.  Quick and easy.
I found it from someone on Pinterest and it came from Our Healthy Ever After.

D made this while I was walking the dogs.  I came back and it was ready.  I'm sure we could have made it more healthy (less tortellini, less oil).  But we both had the calories to spend.

Will have again.

Spinach and Tortellini Salad

Photo by ALB
1 bag spinach, washed
1 bag cheese tortellini, cooked  (Used 20 Oz of Buitoni Spinach and Cheese Tortellini)
1/4 cup chopped red onion
1/2 cup each red, yellow and orange bell peppers, sliced (We used 1/2 C red, and 1/2C Green)
Optional ingredients: peas, bacon, cheese, cucumbers (we used cucumber)

Dressing (whisk all ingredients together):
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tbs minced shallots
2 tbs honey
2 tbs dijon mustard

Mix all of these ingredients together, then add the dressing and toss to coat.

Nutritional Information (from My Fitness Pal)
Servings: 4; Calories: 592; Carbs: 75; Fat: 24; Protein: 20; Sodium: 1376; Fiber: 5

Total Calories from Ingredients
Kroger Fresh Selections - Baby Spinach 10 oz Bag, 1 container (9.6 cups (85g) ea.):  70
Buitoni - Mixed Cheese Tortellini 106 g, 1 container (20 oz): 1,600
Onion Red - Veggie - Fresh, 0.25 red onion (medium/.75 cup): 10
Vegetable - Red Bell Pepper (Raw), 0.5 medium:  16
Bell Pepper, Green - 1/2 Raw Medium, 1/2 medium (119.0g):  15
Cucumber - Peeled, raw, 0.5 medium : 12
Kroger - *Pure Olive Oil, 4 Tbsp:  480
Generic - Shallots, 1/12 Cup:  7
Honey, 2 tbsp:  128
Kroger Dijon Mustard - Kroger, 6 tsp (5g):  30

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