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tortellini pasta salad

Recipe by
Beth Pierce
Ofallon, MO

Scrumptious Tortellini Pasta Salad is a quick and easy veggie filled flavor packed side that goes with all your grilled favorites. We love it with Dry Rub Grilled Pork Tenderloin and Marinated Herb Butter T Bone Steaks. This pasta salad holds up very well and can be made up to twenty four hours in advance of serving. But please hold the basil and about half the dressing until about twenty minutes prior to serving.

yield 10 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 5 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For tortellini pasta salad

  • 20 oz
    fresh refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • 1
    english cucumber sliced in half lengthwise and then thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 c
    grape or cherry tomatoes sliced in half
  • 1/2 c
    sliced black olives
  • 1/2 c
    deli sliced peperoncinis
  • 1/3 c
    small diced red onion
  • 8 oz
    fresh mozzarella cut in small cubes
  • 2/3 c
    favorite bottled italian dressing
  • 1/4 c
    fresh basil snipped or torn

How To Make tortellini pasta salad

  • 1
    Boil cheese tortellini noodles according to package directions and drain well.
  • 2
    In a large bowl combine the cooled tortellini noodles, cucumbers, tomatoes, black olives, peperoncinis, red onion, mozzarella and Italian Dressing. Refrigerate for 30 minutes up to overnight.
  • 3
    Before serving sprinkle with fresh snipped basil