Easy Tortellini Salad


Lillian Russo Recipe

By Lillian Russo Lilliancooks


Rating:
Serves:
12
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Method:
Stove Top
Comments:

This is my fresh tasting, flavorful, tortellini salad that is always a big hit at family gatherings!

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
This isn't just your regular ol' pasta salad! The dressing is very light and the tortellini make for a very filling dish. You could easily serve this with some crusty bread and a nice salad for a lovely, light meal.

Ingredients

1-8 oz
pkg. spinach filled tortellini-dry type (ronzoni or barilla brand) not frozen
1-8 oz
pkg. 3 cheese tortellini-dry type also
1-6 oz
jar marinated artichoke hearts-cut into small pieces
1 pt
grape tomatoes-cut in half or 1 large beefsteak tomato seeded and diced
6 oz. can(s)
black pitted olives-drained and sliced
1/2
red onion-sliced thin
1/4 c
grated carrots
2 Tbsp
fresh parsley-chopped-as a garnish.
~~~~ my salad dressing ~~~~
1/2 c
apple cider vinegar
1/2 c
olive oil, extra virgin
3 oz
corn oil
1 Tbsp
sugar
1/4 tsp
black pepper
1/4 tsp
oregano, dried
1 tsp
salt

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a small bowl or jar, mix together the salad dressing ingredients and set aside.
2
Cook both tortellini packages according to the package directions, al dente.
3
Drain and cool completely, and set aside.
4
In a large salad serving bowl, mix together the artichoke hearts, tomatoes, olives, red onion and carrots.
5
Then add in all the cooled tortellinis and toss well.
6
Shake or wisk to salad dressing very well and immediately pour the entire amount over the tortellini salad. Toss til evenly coated.
7
Refigerate a few hours or overnight. Toss again before serving. And add some chopped fresh parsley for even more color!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta Sides, Pasta Salads
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian


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86 Comments

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Dec 13, 2013 - Rayleen Robinson shared a photo of this recipe. View photo
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Rick Pottorf rickey555
May 25, 2013
Thank you so very much for this. It was so tasty. Will be making this very soon again. I had one minor problem , I could not find any spinach tortellini in two towns around here. found the cheese filled, so that is all I used. It was still very good. This goes in my favorite folder. Thank you again .
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Rick Pottorf rickey555
May 25, 2013
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
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Eddie Jordan EDWARDCARL
Apr 23, 2013
Congrats Lillian, This recipe looks very good.
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Straw's Kitchen CinCooks
Apr 23, 2013
C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S...on being one of the recipes that made it on the home page this week 4-23-`13