Linda's Delicious Tortellini Salad

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"This tortellini salad is so easy and delicious and so refreshing when it's hot outside. Optional: If you want to make this a complete meal, add in fresh cooked shrimp, chicken, or ham (bacon is good too). Use extra dressing if necessary to suit your taste. The cooking times for the tortellini are different, depending on if they are frozen or fresh, so follow directions on back of package you are using."

Original is 7 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (188.6 g)
  • Calories 422.7
  • Total Fat - 10.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 9.5 mg
  • Sodium - 137 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 72.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 11 g
  • Sugars - 2.2 g
  • Protein - 12.9 g
  • Calcium - 108 mg
  • Iron - 1.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 6.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Chop brocolli into small florets.

Step 2

Chop onion finely. Seed and chop tomato, and peel and chop cucumber. Open and drain the can of black olives well. Add all to a serving size bowl, and set aside.

Step 3

Cook tortellini according to the directions on the package. When done, rinse with cold water to cool them down. Drain well. Add cooled tortellini in with the vegetables. Mix well.

Step 4

Top with Parmesan or Feta cheese, and gently mix.

Step 5

Add Caesar dressing, to taste. Mix with all the ingredients in the bowl.

Step 6

Season with salt and pepper, cover bowl, then refrigerate for at least 2 hours to meld flavors.

Step 7

When you are ready to serve the salad, you may want to add in a little more salad dressing as the dressing soaks into the pasta while sitting in the fridge.


No special items needed.

8 Reviews


Very good salad which is open to adaptations! I reduced the amounts by a lot and used the veggies we had on hand plus I used Ranch dressing instead of the salad dressing indicated. Good salad which will go with anything!


review by:
(13 Jul 2016)


I made this as a side for our cookout yesterday and it was delicious! I added in some fresh cooked shrimp and they were great with this salad!


review by:
(27 May 2014)


This went so well as a side with smoked pork and coleslaw. I wish I had seen this earlier this summer to offer as a side at my barbecue events. It will be made next year, because it's easy to make, tastes great and will be a great crowd pleaser!


(22 Oct 2013)


I made this to have at our backyard neighborhood bbq yesterday and it went so well with everything. It was enjoyed by all!


review by:
(3 Sep 2013)


Summertime brings on summer salads and this was one of the first ones I tried. It is so delicious with all the veggies and olives with cheeses that really add to the overall flavor. I will make this again!


review by:
(28 Jul 2013)


I guess you could say I am on a roll with your recipes Linda, but I am so glad I tried them, and especially this tortellini salad. It is so good and it was eaten and enjoyed. I made it ahead of time to allow all the flavors to incorporate into the tortellini and it turned out real good. My guests raved over it!


review by:
(4 Jul 2013)

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