easy tortellini salad

★★★★★ 14 Reviews
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By Lillian Russo
from Long Island, NY

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

Blue Ribbon Recipe

One of the best tortellini salads we've had. Very basic ingredients and tortellini are the stars of this recipe. Tomatoes add almost a sweet flavor, while onions give the salad a little bite. Not overpowering, the dressing is very simple and adds a little tanginess. The perfect tortellini salad for summer events.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 14 Reviews
serves 12
prep time 20 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For easy tortellini salad

  • 1 pkg
    spinach filled tortellini, dry type (8 oz, Ronzoni or Barilla brand) not frozen
  • 1 pkg
    3 cheese tortellini, dry type also (8 oz)
  • 1 jar
    marinated artichoke hearts, cut into small pieces (6 oz)
  • 1 pt
    grape tomatoes, cut in half or 1 large beefsteak tomato seeded and diced
  • 1 can
    black pitted olives, drained and sliced (6 oz)
  • 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
  • 1/3 c
    corn oil
  • 1 Tbsp
    sugar
  • 1/4 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp
    oregano, dried
  • 1 tsp
    salt

How To Make easy tortellini salad

  • Combining salad ingredients.
    1
    In a small bowl or jar, mix together the salad dressing ingredients and set them aside.
  • Cooking the tortellini.
    2
    Cook both tortellini packages according to the package directions, al dente.
  • Draining the cooked tortellini.
    3
    Drain, cool completely and set aside.
  • Artichoke hearts, tomatoes, olives, red onion, and carrots in a bowl.
    4
    In a large salad serving bowl, mix together the artichoke hearts, tomatoes, olives, red onion, and carrots.
  • Adding cooked tortellini to the bowl.
    5
    Then add in all the cooled tortellini and toss well.
  • Adding salad dressing to the bowl.
    6
    Shake or whisk salad dressing very well. Immediately pour the entire amount over the tortellini salad. Toss until evenly coated.
  • Tortellini salad after it is refridgerated.
    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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