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Greek Tortellini Salad

Greek Tortellini Salad Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com

June is here and that means summer is here. I know summer doesn’t officially start until later in the month, but I am ready!  I am giving us all permission to start summer early. We kicked off our early summer by making a Greek Tortellini Salad for dinner. I love making pasta salads during the summer months and this one is already a favorite!

I love a good classic Greek Salad, but I also like to mix things up. Last year, I made a Greek Quinoa Salad and it has become a staple in our house. This year, I jazzed the traditional Greek Salad up by adding cheese tortellini to the mix. Josh loves cheese tortellini and was very happy my new salad creation.

Greek Tortellini Pasta Salad Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com

I love making tortellini salads because they are filling and easy to make. I used refrigerated cheese tortellini and added in tomatoes, cucumbers, kalamata olives, red onion, and feta cheese. I tossed the salad with a simple Greek dressing made of olive oil, red wine vinegar, garlic, and oregano.

You can serve the salad right away or chilled. This salad can be made ahead of time, which is a huge bonus. It will keep in the fridge for 2-3 days. I love making a big Greek Tortellini Salad so we can nibble on it for a few days. It is also a great salad to take to summer barbecues, pool parties, and picnics.

Greek Tortellini Salad Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com My favorite pasta salad!

Celebrate summer with this Greek Tortellini Salad! No need to wait, let’s get this summer party started!

June is National Dairy Month and you can’t go wrong by making this Greek Tortellini Salad-two kinds of cheese please! :) And if you live in Utah, check out A Day on the Farm this weekend, a free family event delivering dairy goodness! There will be a petting zoo, farm tours, games, pizza, ice cream, and more! Visit the Dairy Council’s website for all of the details!

Greek Tortellini Salad Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com Greek salad just got better!

Greek Tortellini Salad

Yield: Serves 8

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 7 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

The classic Greek Salad gets an update by adding cheese tortellini. This salad is great for picnics, parties, potlucks, and every day meals!

Ingredients:

1 (20 ounce) package refrigerated cheese tortellini
1 1/2 cups grape tomatoes, cut in half
1 large cucumber, chopped
1 cup kalamata olives, pit removed and chopped
1/2 red onion, chopped
3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

For the Dressing:
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the tortellini according to the package directions. Drain the tortellini and rinse with cold water.

2. Place the tortellini in a large bowl. Add the tomatoes, cucumber, olives, red onion, and feta cheese.

3. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper. Pour the dressing over the salad and stir until salad is well coated. Serve immediately or place in the refrigerator.

Note-this salad will keep in the fridge for up to 3 days.

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Disclosure: This post is in partnership with the Dairy Council of Utah, but all of our opinions are our own. ”For more dairy & nutrition information visit: www.dairyutnv.com and to get to know more about your local dairy farmers visit www.thecowlocale.com.”

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112 Responses to “Greek Tortellini Salad”

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  1. 1

    I just made a salad like this a couple of weeks ago! Oh my gosh it’s amazing flavors. Love that you used cheese tortellini’s! Beautiful salad!

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    Nicole, RD — June 5, 2013 @ 7:15 am

    Mmmm! I’m with ya, tortellini are so very, very good! :) Thanks so much for linking to my Spring Pesto Tortellini salad…and for the new recipe to try! Hope to meet you this weekend in Austin!

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    Marian (Sweetopia) — June 5, 2013 @ 7:23 am

    Such a beautiful salad; need to try this, Maria!

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    nessa — June 5, 2013 @ 7:34 am

    This looks super refreshing and perfect for a hot summer day!

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    Mmm so great for a picnic! This looks lovely.

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    Lovely salad, Maria! :)

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    Tieghan — June 5, 2013 @ 8:24 am

    So beautiful and I love greek flavors! Perfect for summer!

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    This is totally my kind of pasta salad! Looks great!

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    Christy@SweetandSavoring — June 5, 2013 @ 8:47 am

    Yum, I love Greek Salad and what a nice twist this is- tortellini ranks pretty high in my book, too :)

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    Julie @ Table for Two — June 5, 2013 @ 8:54 am

    I love Greek anything and this salad is no exception! The colors are gorgeous and the flavors are lovely!

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    Kathryn — June 5, 2013 @ 9:32 am

    My littlies love tortellini too, and I was just thinking that it was time to start up the summer salads. I love keeping a stash of salads in the fridge for quick summertime meals. What a delight to find this waiting for me in my inbox this morning!

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    Laurie {SimplyScratch} — June 5, 2013 @ 9:38 am

    Summer in a bowl.. I love it!

  13. 13

    Oh yum! This has all the ingredients that I just love together. So pretty, too!

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    Megan {Country Cleaver{ — June 5, 2013 @ 10:26 am

    Pasta salads just scream summer to me. I have an intense urge to go have a picnic. Like, right now. :)

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    It looks very fresh and healthy! Probably cause it is:)

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    Heather Christo — June 5, 2013 @ 10:46 am

    I love these flavors- they are some of my favorite! Looks great Maria!

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    Alyssa — June 5, 2013 @ 11:22 am

    That looks so perfect right now! Light and summery yet full of flavor :-) Well done!

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    marcie@flavorthemoments — June 5, 2013 @ 11:28 am

    Being part Greek, Greek salads are near and dear to my heart. I’m always looking for new ways to prepare it, and this is definitely one that I would love!

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    steph@stephsbitebybite — June 5, 2013 @ 11:47 am

    Loving all of these flavors together! I need a mega fork for it!

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    Marie @ Little Kitchie — June 5, 2013 @ 12:17 pm

    This is my kinda salad! All those beautiful colors!!!

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    Jenny Flake — June 5, 2013 @ 12:24 pm

    My kind of tortellini! Yum!!

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — June 5, 2013 @ 12:28 pm

    I love Greek salad, this is perfect for summer picnics!

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    Such a fabulous idea! This would be a perfect side dish or main dish on weeknights with grilled meat!

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    kelley — June 5, 2013 @ 4:00 pm

    I can testify that this a winner! Yummy, Maria! And I agree, let’s start summer NOW!

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    Joanne — June 5, 2013 @ 4:54 pm

    Adding tortellini is one of my favorite ways to spruce up a pasta salad! Makes it that much more fun.

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    My hubs would go crazy over this! I can’t wait to make a big bowl of this when he returns home!

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    naomi — June 5, 2013 @ 5:13 pm

    I’m with you, so ready for summer to start!! And this is a perfect kickoff!!

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    Sara — June 5, 2013 @ 7:20 pm

    Perfect timing! I have a potluck dinner tonight and then a potluck lunch at work tomorrow.

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    Abby — June 5, 2013 @ 7:22 pm

    oh my goodness, this is incredible. so yummy looking! :)

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    Martha in KS — June 5, 2013 @ 7:48 pm

    Thank you! I have two packages of tri-color tortellini & I’ve been looking for the perfect recipe. Found it.

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    chels R — June 5, 2013 @ 8:34 pm

    I’m always looking for a new salad to try in the summer months. I’ll have to omit the red onion because I’m allergic, but I think it will still be greek without it :)

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    Suzanne S — June 5, 2013 @ 9:06 pm

    This looks great! I can’t wait to try it.

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    Tracy R — June 6, 2013 @ 12:55 am

    That salad looks so refreshing and light. I have got to make that ASAP. On a side note, your photos are always so beautiful.

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    Ashley - Baker by Nature — June 6, 2013 @ 9:54 am

    I looooooove cheese tortellini AND Greek salad, so this is juts made for me!

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    El — June 6, 2013 @ 11:16 am

    Light and refreshing. Love it!

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    marla — June 7, 2013 @ 7:42 am

    A simple and very perfect meal!

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    Charul @ Tadka Masala — June 8, 2013 @ 4:02 am

    Lovely colors!

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    Agilmut — June 10, 2013 @ 8:45 am

    Hi Maria…this looks great and I want to make it for a work event…I don’t have red wine vinegar and storage space is an issue…do you think white balsamic can be subbed? Thanks!

    • Two Peas replied: — June 11th, 2013 @ 7:56 am

      You can use balsamic if that is all you have. Enjoy!

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