It was good and had held up well in the fridge - didn't get watery or separated...and it was something different than the usual pasta salads. It seemed like a good choice for the potluck.
I was able to put it together the day before, except for the tomatoes and bacon. I added those on the morning of the potluck lunch.
Tortellini, Broccoli and Bacon Salad
18 to 20 oz. refrigerated tortellini
4 green onions or 4 tablespoons diced onions
4 cups chopped fresh broccoli
8 to 12 oz coleslaw dressing
1 pint grape tomatoes
8 to 12 oz. bacon
Cook tortellini according to package directions. Drain and allow to cool. Meanwhile, cook bacon - cool and crumble.
Cut broccoli into bite sized pieces and dice onions.
Gently toss tortellini, broccoli and onions together in a large bowl. Pour dressing over all and gently toss to coat.
Refrigerate overnight. Quarter grape tomatoes and add to salad along with crumbled bacon. Stir gently.
It's a filling salad. Almost a meal on it's own.
It went pretty well at the potluck lunch, especially considering there was a whole lot of food there!
I will be making this one more often.