Tortellini Salad

Elizabeth Chuan-Riley

By
@BusyLizzie

Great for pot lucks! Vegetarians can enjoy this if they eat cheese. Wonderful with many wines. Excellent room temp or chilled. Colorful and full of bright flavors.


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Serves:

12

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Refrigerate/Freeze

Ingredients

1 pkg
9 ounce refrigerated cheese tortellini
1 pkg
9 ounce package refrigerated spinach tortellini
1 lb
green beans, trimmed and cut into 1-1/2-inch pieces
1 c
red onion, diced
1/2 c
pitted kalamata olives, quartered
1 c
cherry, grape or pear tomatoes, quartered

DRESSING

1/2 c
olive oil, extra virgin
2 clove
garlic (large), pressed
1 Tbsp
balsamic vinegar
2 Tbsp
white wine vinegar
1/2 tsp
dried basil, crushed
1/4 tsp
dried oregano, crushed
1/2 tsp
salt
1/4 tsp
pepper

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add tortellini and cook 3 minutes; add beans and continue cooking until tortellini is tender, about 5 minutes. Drain; rinse under cool water. Drain well. Place in serving bowl. Stir in onion, olives and tomatoes.

Dressing:
In a small jar or plastic container with tight-fitting lid, combine oil and garlic. Let stand 10 minutes, then add both vinegars, basil, oregano, salt and pepper. Shake well. Stir half into tortellini salad.

Cover salad with plastic wrap and refrigerate up to 1 day. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before serving; stir in remaining dressing.
2
Dressing:
In a small jar or plastic container with tight-fitting lid, combine oil and garlic. Let stand 10 minutes, then add both vinegars, basil, oregano, salt and pepper. Shake well. Stir half into tortellini salad.

Cover salad with plastic wrap and refrigerate up to 1 day. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before serving; stir in remaining dressing.
3
Cover salad with plastic wrap and refrigerate up to 1 day. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before serving; stir in remaining dressing.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta Salads
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Mediterranean
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy