Easy Tortellini Salad

Recipe Rating:
 14 Ratings
Serves: 12
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Cooking Method: Stove Top

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

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Lillian Russo Recipe
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Long Island, NY
Lilliancooks
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.

Directions

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!
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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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