Creamy Tortellini, Bacon Pasta Salad with Lemon Parmesan Dressing
This offering is great as a side for your spring time or summer time BBQ. The smokiness of the bacon really pairs well with the cheese blend from the Tortellini while the lemon parmesan dressing really lightens up the dish.
1lb Tri Color Cheese Tortellini
2 Cups frozen peas
8oz Thick cut bacon, cooked and chopped
Lemon Parmesan Dressing
2/3 Cup mayonnaise
1/3 Cup olive oil
¼ Cup grated parmesan
2 tbs. lemon juice
½ tbs. lemon zest
1 tbs. white vinegar
2 tbs. Dijon mustard
1 tsp. dried basil, dried chives
½ tsp Each onion powder, garlic powder and sugar
Combine with a whisk all the wet and dry ingredients for the Lemon Parmesan Dressing in a medium bowl. Place in the refrigerator and chill for 30 min. Cook Tri Color Tortellini until the suggested temperature of 160 degrees is reached. Let Tortellini cool completely. Once cooled, combine Tortellini with bacon and peas and toss with dressing until evenly coated.
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