Easy Tortellini Salad

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 14 Ratings
Serves: 12
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Cooking Method: Stove Top


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

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Lillian Russo Recipe
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Long Island, NY
Member Since Jul 2010
Lillian's notes for this recipe:
This is my fresh tasting, flavorful, tortellini salad that is always a big hit at family gatherings!
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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.


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

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user Donna Brown gabbiegirl - Jul 23, 2010
Yummm, looks wonderful!
user Juliann Esquivel Juliann - Jul 23, 2010
Hi Lillian this looks so good, cool and refreshing. I am going to try this one. Should be great on a hot afternoon. My kids love tortellini, sometimes I add to my soups. Thanks for sharing.
user Lillian Russo Lilliancooks - Jul 24, 2010
Thank you both!

Ooops...I forgot to mention the chopped parsley! It gives this salad even more color! I just added it to the ingredients!
user Donna Brown gabbiegirl - Jul 26, 2010
It was sooo good in this 100 degree heat!
user Rene Palmer slinky789 - Jul 27, 2010
I tried this tonight and man was it amazing! I couldn't find the tortellini, so I subbed ravioli. Also, instead of using oregano in the dressing, I used dried basil (I'd run out of oregano). Then at the end, I used fresh basil from my garden instead of the fresh parsley. It was fantastic! I'm already telling my friends that I want to do a pasta salad throwdown! ha ha

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