quick summer tortellini salad

★★★★★ 3 Reviews
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By Deb Justus
from The Villages, FL

This is a quick delicious summer salad. Perfect for picnics, no need to refrigerate. A little sweet, a little tart, with a touch of fresh basil for a punch of flavor. You choose the tortellini and smoked sausage you like the most. Chop, chop, chop and you're done! Enjoy.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This is perfect for your next picnic. I really enjoyed the different textures in this salad. The dressing added great flavor. A super-easy summer salad!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
serves 10-12
prep time 30 Min
cook time 5 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For quick summer tortellini salad

  • 16 oz
    fresh tortellini
  • 1 1/2 c
    swiss cheese
  • 1 1/2 c
    summer sausage or salami
  • 1 can
    small black olives
  • 1 1/2 c
    fresh mushrooms
  • 4
    green onions
  • 2/3 c
    red wine vinegar
  • 2/3 c
    canola oil
  • 2/3 c
    sugar
  • 1/4 c
    basil, fresh
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    pepper
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How To Make quick summer tortellini salad

  • 1
    Cook the tortellini in boiling, salted water for 5 minutes. Rinse with cold water and cool.
  • 2
    In a large bowl combine, cubed sausage and cheese with chopped mushrooms, olives and minced green onions. Add the cooled tortellini and basil.
  • 3
    In a separate bowl combine the sugar, vinegar, oil, salt, garlic and pepper. Stir until thoroughly combined. Add to the pasta mixture. Adjust seasoning to taste.
  • 4
    Enjoy!
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