Four Cheese Tortellini Pasta Salad

    20 min

    This is a great summer party dish! Serve these marinated tortellinis on a platter with cocktail sticks or fancy skewers! Feel free to add chunks of celery, mange-tout, red, yellow or green pepper.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 2 (300g) packets of four cheese tortellini pasta
    • 80ml red wine vinegar
    • 175ml olive oil
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
    • 4 spring onions, thinly sliced
    • salt to taste
    • freshly ground black pepper to taste
    • 140g black olives
    • 30g Parmesan cheese, freshly grated

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Boil a pot of water and cook tortellini until al dente or according to package directions.
    2. While pasta is cooking, prepare marinade: Combine vinegar, mustard, garlic, basil, parsley and onions. Season with salt and pepper.
    3. Drain tortellini and rinse in cold water. Pour marinade over tortellini, add olives (and optional ingredients, if you want) and refrigerate. When ready to serve, add Parmesan and some more fresh parsley for garnish.


    You can find ready made cheese tortellini in most large supermarkets in the pasta section.

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    I have made this many times in the last few years and it is always a hit. In fact, I must brag that at the last potluck we went to, my pan of this was the first one emptied. I add salami chunks, provolone chunks, red peppers, artichokes, black and green olives, and sometimes mushrooms. I usually use dried basil because I have it on hand. My husband just loves this dish. Thanks for a great recipe!  -  18 Jul 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This combo was Okay. I added some pimentos and some red onion to add some flavor- it was a little bland, for my taste as a salad. I have made an appitizer simular to this, but using salami & mozz. cheese and also marinated with Wishbone Robust Italian Dressing. I'll stick to that, thanks anyway Nancy  -  15 Jul 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I have made this dish three times for different parties and each time it was a success! Everyone loves it. I usually serve it with a loaf of garlic bread. It's always a hit!  -  03 Jan 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)