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Tortellini Caesar Salad

Recipe from Two Peas and Their Pod

One part Caesar salad, one part pasta salad...this Caesar Tortellini Salad is completely delicious! Homemade dressing and cheesy tortellini make this pasta salad out of this world and perfect for any potluck or party!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 8
Calories: 248kcal


For the dressing:

  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 anchovies or 1 1/2 teaspoons anchovy paste
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Kosher salt and black pepper to taste

For the salad:

  • 9 oz cheese tortellini
  • 5 cups chopped Romaine lettuce
  • 3 cups homemade croutons
  • 1/2 cup shaved parmesan cheese
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • To make the dressing, place the Greek yogurt, Parmesan cheese, olive oil, lemon juice, anchovies or anchovy paste, garlic, and Dijon mustard in a blender. Blend until smooth. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Set aside.
  • Cook the tortellini according to the package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water. Place in a large bowl. Add the chopped Romaine lettuce, croutons, and shaved Parmesan cheese. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss until the salad is well coated. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste. Serve and enjoy!


Calories: 248kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 399mg | Potassium: 110mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 2640IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 202mg | Iron: 2mg