Saturday, August 1, 2015

Easy Tortellini Salad

Easy Tortellini Salad, My Recipe Journey,
This is my recipe for Tortellini Salad. I make it often for family gatherings. There is usually never any leftovers! I always use dried tortellini pasta...never frozen because the frozen kind are too gummy when cooked. And grocery stores don't usually have much choice of fillings for the frozen variety.  For this recipe I always use spinach/cheese filled and 3 cheese filled. This really makes a huge difference in the taste of this salad. And I always use my own homemade dressing because it's simple and light, which lets the flavor of the other ingredients shine through. I hope you'll give my recipe a try!

Tortellini Salad, Easy, My Recipe Journey,
Easy Tortellini Salad

8 oz. pkg. spinach filled tortellini-dry type (ronzoni or barilla brand) not frozen

8 oz. pkg. 3 cheese tortellini-dry type also

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 black pitted olives-drained and sliced

1/2 red onion-sliced thin

1/4 cup grated carrots

2 Tbsp. fresh parsley-chopped-as a garnish.

~~~~ My Salad Dressing  Ingredients~~~~

1/2 cup apple cider vinegar

1/2 cup olive oil, extra virgin

3 oz. corn oil

1 Tbsp. sugar

1/4 tsp. black pepper

1/4 tsp. oregano, dried

1 tsp. salt, kosher

In a small bowl or jar, mix together the salad dressing ingredients and set aside.

Cook both tortellini packages according to the package directions, al dente.

Drain and cool completely, and set aside.

In a large salad serving bowl, mix together the artichoke hearts, tomatoes, olives, red onion and carrots.

Then add in all the cooled tortellinis and toss well.

Shake or whisk salad dressing very well and immediately pour the entire amount over the tortellini salad. Toss til evenly coated.

Refigerate a few hours or overnight. Toss again before serving.
And add some chopped fresh parsley for even more color.


  1. Replies
    1. Hi Nora! Thank you so much...this really is so good and so easy! Thanks for checking it out =D


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