Chicken and Tortellini Salad

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins

Children and adults love this simple-to-make Spring dinner salad. I made several changes to the original recipe which was printed in Bon Appetit (May, 1983).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine first 11 ingredients (chicken through green onion) in large salad bowl; toss.
  2. Mix mayonnaise, Parmesan and orange juice in small bowl.
  3. Pour dressing over salad and toss.
  4. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  5. Add optional garnish of orange sections and/or strawberry slices.
  6. If desired, serve on trimmed spinach leaves.


Most Helpful

I made this without the chicken, and used a little more coarsely grated Parm for a heftier salad. Very simple, tasty dressing. Of course one could use any combo of seasonal vegetables and fruit. I left out the spinach and celery this time around, and went easy on the dressing. I'll make it again in one form or another.

Kirby June 20, 2003

This is one hefty little salad. I made two minor substitutions: sugar snap peas instead of snow peas and strawberries instead of kiwi (the kiwi didn't look very good at the grocery store). I also served the salad on a bed of spinach leaves instead of adding the spinach to the salad. This one is excellent, Ellie. I thought the dressing added just the right enhancement to the overall flavor and was not overpowering. It will be my turn to host a "Lunch Bunch" luncheon at my house in August and this is what I will be serving. Thanks so much.

ratherbeswimmin' June 27, 2005

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