Layered Spinach Salad

When this dish goes on a buffet, it's a real eye-catcher with its colorful layers. People enjoy the unique addition of cheese tortellini. This salad always goes fast!


10 servings


1 (9 ounce) package refrigerated cheese tortellini
2 cups shredded red cabbage
6 cups torn fresh spinach
2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup sliced green onions
1 (8 ounce) bottle Ranch salad dressing
8 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled (optional)


Cook tortellini according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water; set aside. In a large glass bowl, layer cabbage, spinach, tortellini, tomatoes and onions. Pour dressing over top; sprinkle with bacon if desired. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Estimated Time

Preparation/Total Time: 15 minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving (1 cup prepared with low-fat salad dressing and without bacon): 159 calories, 8 g fat (0 saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 350 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 6 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

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