Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Tortellini Salad

I love a great pasta salad in the summer... something that I can prep on the weekend and eat for a quick lunch by the pool or for dinner as a side with something off the grill.  I came across this recipe back in the Fall and last week was the perfect time to try it out. 

Here's What You'll Need...
1 (20 ounce) package refrigerated cheese tortellini
1 1/2 cups grape tomatoes, cut in half
1 large cucumber, chopped
1/2 red onion, chopped
3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
(the original recipe called for olives as well, but I left those out since they're not my favorite).

For the Dressing:
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
Salt and pepper, to taste

- Step One -
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.  Cook the tortellini according to the package directions and then drain and rinse them with cold water. 

I grabbed these tortellini from our local Kroger store and they were SO GOOD!!!  I hadn't tried them before, but will definitely use them again.

- Step Two -
Slice the tomatoes in half, dice the cucumber and chop the onion.  

Little helper eyes are optional ;)

- Step Three -
Whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper together in a bowl. 

- Step Four -
Toss the vegetables and Feta cheese with the cooked tortellini.  

- Step Five -
Pour the dressing over the salad and mix it together until it's all coated.

Hello, gorgeous...

I had mine with a grilled chicken breast and it was amazing.  And then I had it the next day for lunch.  And dinner again that night. ;)

I'd love to try out any great summer salad recipes that y'all have - so leave them in the comments or send them to me! ( 

Enjoy!!! ;)

Original recipe can be found HERE.


  1. Hi! love your salt and pepper holder! do you remember where you got it?

  2. That looks so yummy. I need to try it! You should join our recipe club link up today!

  3. This looks delicious! :) What type of camera do you use?

  4. This looks amazing Andrea! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Yum!! Looks delish!

  6. I am definitely making this soon. Yummy!

  7. That sounds delicious! Summer pasta salads are my love language. And to be honest, I eat them year round :) My favorite pasta salad calls for a dressing of1 1/2 cups oil mixed with 1 1/2 cups vinegar, 1 cup sugar, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 T onion flakes, 1 T parsley flakes, 1 T dill weed ,1 tsp salt, 1 tsp pepper, and a sprinkle of Italian seasoning: that makes the dressing. Cook up a box of rotini ( or really any pasta) Stir rotini with dressing and any veggies you like-- I tend to use tomatoes, olives, crocodilians, zucchini carrots, celery and cauliflower. I also like to add strips of provolone and hard salami. When I serve it sometimes I add a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese. Super good! And it makes a ginormous batch so I tend to use it for a week's worth of lunches :) Liz @

  8. I love a great pasta salad! Perfect to leave in the fridge and snack on all week long!

    1. I found a great one from Mel @ The Larson Lingo. I make it on a Monday and nibble all week. Yummy!

  9. Looks delicious! Totally making it this weekend when we have company!

  10. This looks soooo good!!! Heather from My Glittery Heart and I started a recipe club today =) You should link up with this recipe!

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  12. Here's a favorite in our house. Even our picky son likes it.
    I usually roast the caramelized pecans in the oven for a few minutes to add extra crunch.

  13. Yummy! I think I'll add some shredded rotisserie chicken and call it dinner!

  14. This probably doesn't need a recipe but I LOVE homemade mango salsa during the summer.

    We have cilantro in our garden and nothing beats fresh cilantro.

    I dice 3-4 heirloom tomatoes, 1 ripe mango, 1/4 red onion with chopped cilantro, lime juice, salt and a seeded jalapeno for spice. Sometimes I will throw a diced avocado in there if I'm feeling fancy. Then I use blue corn tortilla chips for dipping. Other times I use a white peach instead of a mango.

  15. That looks delicious!

  16. Looks delicious!! Making this tomorrow night! Thank you!! ☺☺

  17. Made this today for a family BBQ and it was delicious. I kept in the olives and used mozzarella cheese balls cut in half. So good!

  18. Just made this for our weekend up at the lake, and it was so good! I got so many compliments! I opted to add kalamata olives. Yummy!

  19. Hi Andrea! I just tried this salad and it was delicious! Thank you for sharing! I blogged my favorite summer salad recipe today! Here is the link:


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