Tortellini Salad

Serves: 8

Pepperoni and mozzarella cheese make this a filling pasta salad. Serve with fruit for a nice summertime meal.

Dovetailing Tip: Cube the mozzarella cheese. Prepare the cheese for Meal 3, Pizza Chicken Roll-ups by cutting 8 slices of mozzarella cheese and grating 1-2 cups.

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1 (16-ounce) package refrigerated cheese tortellini
4 ounces sliced pepperoni, quartered
2 green onions, sliced
1 (2 1/4-ounce) can sliced black olives
1 (6 1/2-ounce) jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
6 ounces mozzarella cheese, cubed
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 1/2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
salt and black pepper to taste


Cook the tortellini according to package instructions, drain in a colander set in the sink, and rinse with cold water.

Place the tortellini, pepperoni, green onions, olives, artichoke hearts, and mozzarella cheese in a large salad bowl.

Whisk together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, white vinegar, Italian seasonings, and salt and pepper in a bowl, and pour over the salad ingredients. Gently stir to combine, and refrigerate to chill before serving. For even better flavor, let chill in refrigerator for at least 2 hours before serving.


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