Greek Tortellini Salad

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Greek Tortellini salad made with cheese tortellini, tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, red onion, feta cheese, and simple Greek dressing. This easy pasta salad is perfect for summer potlucks and barbecues. 

Tortellini Salad with feta cheese, cucumber and olives

Cheese Tortellini + Classic Greek Salad = Yum

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 Salad Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com This salad is always a hit at potlucks! It is a family favorite!

Greek Tortellini Pasta Salad Ingredients laid out on cutting board

Tortellini Salad Ingredients

To make this tortellini salad you will need:

  • Cheese tortellini-you can use refrigerated, frozen, or even dried tortellini. Refrigerated or frozen tortellini is our favorite to use.
  • Grape tomatoes-you can use cherry tomatoes too.
  • Cucumbers-seedless cucumbers or regular cucumbers work well, use your favorite!
  • Kalamata olives-make sure you buy pitted kalamata olives.
  • Red onion-thinly slice the red onion.
  • Feta cheese-you can buy a block of feta cheese and crumble it into the salad or buy pre-crumbled feta cheese.
  • Greek dressing-this dressing is easy to whisk up and gives the salad great flavor.

Greek Tortellini Salad served in wooden bowl

How to make Tortellini Salad

I love making tortellini pasta salads because they are filling and easy to make. Cook the tortellini, according to package instructions, and add in tomatoes, cucumbers, kalamata olives, red onion, and feta cheese. Toss the salad with the simple Greek dressing made of olive oil, red wine vinegar, garlic, and oregano.

You can serve the pasta 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 to 3 days. I love making a big Greek Tortellini Salad so we can nibble on it for a few days. This pasta salad is always a hit at parties and potlucks. Everyone will beg you for the recipe!

Close up of Tortellini Pasta Salad with feta, cucumber, olive and tomato

Celebrate summer with this Greek Tortellini Salad! It is a great salad to take to summer barbecues, pool parties, and picnics. No need to wait, let’s get this summer party started!

Greek Tortellini Salad Video

Greek Tortellini Salad

The classic Greek Salad gets an update by adding cheese tortellini. This salad is great for picnics, parties, potlucks, and every day meals!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
7 minutes
Total Time
20 minutes
Cuisine
Greek
Servings
8

Ingredients

For the Salad:

  • 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

Instructions

  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.
  4. Note-this salad will keep in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Nutrition Facts
Greek Tortellini Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 137 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 12mg4%
Sodium 423mg18%
Potassium 147mg4%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 400IU8%
Vitamin C 5.5mg7%
Calcium 90mg9%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keywords

Greek pasta salad, tortellini salad

Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. 5 stars
    Tried this recipe for a “salad contest” at work – I won 3rd place! Great flavor, thanks for the recipe!

  2. 5 stars
    Great for our potluck. Garnished with chopped parsley and additional feta. Everybody loved it. Pretty like the picture

  3. 5 stars
    I love this dish! I’ve made it many times for family gatherings and parties with friends. It’s a hit every time!

  4. Would it be ok to make this Greek tortwllini salad the night before or would you suggest making it the day I will serve it?

  5. 5 stars
    We love this recipe I made it as directed and will make it again. It was easy and delicious! That’s a winner in my book! Thanks for the great recipe.

  6. 5 stars
    A friend brought this salad to my house and then directed me to this website. I’ve made it a few time for events and it is always a HUGE hit. It’s so fresh and easy to put together and is absolutely delicious.

  7. 3 stars
    Very easy, light and healthy supper. I used pre-sliced kalamata olives and that reduced prep. We had some leftovers and refrigerated. The tomatoes lose all flavor after being refrigerated. Recommend using it all in one go.

  8. 1 star
    Good morning, my name is Anna and I’m from Greece, I really like your site and I made the tortilla Greek salad. They came out awesome and I have a photo to upload to my facebook recipes and tips

  9. 5 stars
    Oh my gosh Maria I made this a few weeks ago and it was so good. i felt like I was in Greece again eating at an outside cafe. The flavors are amazing and a wonderful heart healthy recipe. i will make it again this week. Thank you!

  10. 5 stars
    Very easy recipe. Instead of cheese tortellini, I used what I had in the pantry which was tomato with oregano purchased at Aldi. I figured the recipe had tomatoes and oregano, so the tortellini should be okay. It was delicious. Great combination of flavors and perfect ration of dressing to salad.

  11. I’ve made this salad for 15 years. You’re missing the marinated prawns, Italian squash and all the herbs. You have a good starter though.

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