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Quick Tortellini Salad

quick tortellini salad Side Dish Italian
Quick Tortellini Salad
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Ingredients 11
  • Servings 8

A light dressing is tossed with tortellini and veggies in a simple, classic pasta salad ready in 25 minutes.

Updated August 24, 2016

Ingredients

Dressing

  • 1/3
    cup olive oil
  • 3
    tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1
    teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2
    teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2
    teaspoon salt
  • 1/4
    teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4
    teaspoon dried oregano leaves

Salad

  • 1
    package (9 oz) refrigerated cheese-filled tortellini
  • 1
    cup sliced carrots
  • 1 1/2
    cups frozen cut green beans
  • 2
    tablespoons sliced green onions (2 medium)

Steps

  • 1
    In jar with tight-fitting lid, combine all Dressing ingredients; shake well. Set aside.
  • 2
    Cook tortellini, carrots and green beans as directed on tortellini package until tortellini are tender and vegetables are crisp-tender. Drain; return to saucepan. Cover with cold water; let stand 5 minutes. Drain well.
  • 3
    In medium bowl, combine tortellini, carrots and green beans; add onions. Pour dressing over salad; toss gently to coat.

  • Meat or vegetable-filled tortellini can be substituted for the cheese-filled tortellini.
  • To keep the salad cool at a picnic setting, place a frozen gel pack in the bottom of a basket and cover it with a cloth napkin; set the salad bowl in the basket.
  • Line a pretty platter with colorful lettuce leaves. Top it with the salad and garnish with fresh herbs.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories from Fat
100
% Daily Value
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
60%
60%
Exchanges:
Free
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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