Tortellini Salad infused with fiesta flavors, pepper jack cheese, sweet corn, black beans, avocado, bell peppers, etc. bathed in Creamy Salsa Dressing and garnished with bacon and Pepper Jack AKA Oh my YUM!
As I share Carlsbad Cravings creations, I share what I love and I share what I crave – I’m kind of selfish that way but it keeps cooking and posting 3X + a week fun. Sometimes I know when a recipe will be a “hit” AKA go crazy on pinterest, but most of the time, I have no idea – I am just hoping you, my kindred foodie buddies, will love it all. And I know you will love this Southwest Tortellini Salad.
This Tortellin Salad was inspired by my Southwest Pepper Jack Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing. I CANNOT believe how it took off on pinterest! As of today, it has over 1 MILLION repins and is continually one of my top viewed recipes every day. I am not sure if it is the Creamy Avocado Salsa Dressing – because that is completely unique – or its the fact that everyone loves a good Southwest Salad – probably a combination of the two, but still, it boggles my mind.
So in honor of that salad, the raving reviews, your good taste, and so you can have the best pasta salad to bring to your summer gatherings, I bring you her sister – Southwest Pepper Jack Tortellini Salad with Creamy Salsa Dressing!
I am normally not a pasta salad kind of girl but when it’s a tortellini pasta salad bursting with sweet corn, black beans, crunchy red bell peppers and creamy avocados – you can count me in – and way in once you toss the chilled salad with crispy bacon, salted creamy pepper jack cheese – and diving in once you douse the salad with Creamy Salsa Dressing.
This dressing makes this Tortellini Salad, just like it makes my Southwest Pepper Jack Salad. It is basically the same dressing – just doubled and the avocados are in the salad instead of the dressing so the dressing doesn’t brown while chilling. And like I said when I shared that salad – don’t be intimidated by the long list of dressing ingredients – many of them are spices and you simply toss them in your blender and have luscious Creamy Salsa Dressing in 5 minutes.
Southwest Tortellini Salad. A mouthful of velvety, cheesy tortellini pillows and southwest crunch in every bite.
Looking for more Tortellini Recipes?
- Slow Cooker Chicken Tortellini Soup
- Creamy Tortellini Toscana
- Caesar Chicken Tortellini
- Creamy White Bean and Ham Tortellini Soup
- Cheesy Tortellini Al Forno
- Lemon Chicken Soup with Tortellini
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