Tortellini Salad

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Memorial Day is on Monday and if you still need a tasty salad for your barbeque or picnic, make this Tortellini Salad. It is one of my favorite salads to take to summer parties. It is always a hit and I usually get asked for the recipe. I am always happy to share my recipes, so today everyone is getting my Tortellini Salad recipe.

This easy tortellini salad is colorful, filling, and loaded with flavor. Cheese tortellini are surrounded by artichokes, peppers, grape tomatoes, black olives, basil, and Parmesan cheese. I like to buy the tri-colored tortellini, but any tortellini will do. I toss the salad in balsamic dressing, making sure all of the ingredients are covered. I use store bought dressing to keep it easy. My favorite brand is Maple Grove’s Balsamic Vinaigrette, but feel free to use your favorite brand or make your own dressing.

This is a cold pasta salad, which makes it perfect for summer. Make sure you chill it in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving. I like to make a big bowl so we can eat it for leftovers. It is great as a main dish or side dish. The salad will keep in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.

Add this Tortellini Salad to your Memorial Day menu and have a fun, safe holiday weekend!

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Tortellini Salad

5 from 1 vote
8 -10


  • 1 16 ounce package cheese tortellini, cooked according to package instructions, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups water-packed artichoke hearts drained and quartered
  • 1 large red pepper chopped, seeds removed
  • 1 large yellow pepper chopped, seeds removed
  • 1/2 cup pitted sliced black olives
  • 1 1/2 cups grape tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup freshly chopped basil
  • 1 1/4 cups balsamic dressing use your favorite brand
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. 1. In a large bowl, combine tortellini, artichokes, peppers, olives, tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, and basil. Stir until combined.
  2. 2. Add the balsamic dressing and gently stir until all of the ingredients are coated with dressing. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Place tortellini salad in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving. Serve chilled.

If you like this Tortellini Salad, you might also like:

Greek Style Tortellini Salad from Recipe Girl
Warm Tortellini & Pesto Chicken Salad from Cooking with My Kid
Tortellini Skewers from Dana Treat
Tortellini Spinach Salad from Two Peas and Their Pod

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. I just made this for tomorrow’s dinner & I can not wait to eat it! Thanks for sharing. We shall see if I can resist a sample during the middle of the night 🙂

  2. I made a half recipe of this tonight because it was hot and I didn’t really want to cook. It was fast, and my family ate the entire thing. I used Marie’s Balsamic Vinaigrette – yum! We’ll see this again this summer, I’m sure.

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  4. 5 stars
    Lovely recipe, the only change I made was that I added a 1/4 red onion, minced. It was delicious and so easy!

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