Tortellini Salad With Zucchini & Peas

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"This recipe uses thin shaved pieces of zucchini, one of the prettiest ways to serve it I think!"

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (164.4 g)
  • Calories 273.8
  • Total Fat - 18.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 8.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 35.7 mg
  • Sodium - 759.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 7.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2 g
  • Sugars - 3.4 g
  • Protein - 19.6 g
  • Calcium - 597.8 mg
  • Iron - 0.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 23.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Cook the pasta according to the package directions, omitting salt and oil; add the peas for the last 6 minutes of cooking time.

Step 2

Drain, and let cool for 10 minutes; place the pasta and peas in a medium bowl.

Step 3

Using a vegetable peeler, have the zucchini into ribbons.

Step 4

Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic, and cook, stirring constantly for 30 seconds. Remove from the heat.

Step 5

Add the zucchini, stir constantly until the zucchini is slightly softened, about 1 minute.

Step 6

Add the zucchini and garlic mixture to the tortellini mixture.

Step 7

Combine the lemon zest, juice, salt, pepper and remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons oil. Drizzle over the tortellini mixture and toss to coat. Sprinkle with basil leaves if desired.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



This is a great salad recipe. My family is used to me preparing tortellini as a steaming hot entree that's usually smothered in a heavy cream sauce or a fairly zesty tomato-based pasta sauce. So the light lemon dressing in this recipe was a pleasant change of pace for us. The salad was both filling as well as tasty. I went with the optional basil garnish, and (in my opinion) it really benefited from that boost of fresh herbal goodness. So I'll definitely go with basil again next time (maybe even doubling that ingredient). Thanks for another great recipe, breezermom.

review by:
(21 Sep 2021)


We really liked this salad! I only used one zucchini because it was huge and skipped the basil but otherwise followed as written. Very good and we will be having this again soon!

review by:
(14 Aug 2021)