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Tortellini salad for busy days!

This is a very simple salad that my kids love. We toss it together on busy days! You can add the type of vegetables that you like.

Ingredients

One package cheese tortellini- refrigerated kind

1 can black olives, drained and sliced

1 Green Bell pepper,chopped

1 Red Bell pepper,chopped

Dressing

You can use your favorite bottle of Italian salad dressing or I use the following:

1/2 cup olive oil

1/4 cup vinegar

2 Tbs. sugar

1/4 tsp. basil

3 Tbs. fresh parsley chopped

1 clove garlic minced

1/2 tsp. salt

Directions

I like the fresh type of tortellini found in the refrigerated section of the grocery store.Cook tortellini according to package directions. Drain pasta. Do not over cook!

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Add vegetables to cooked, drained pasta.

Mix dressing well.

Pour dressing over salad and mix. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese and mix. Refrigerate.

50 Comments Post a comment
  1. This is great! I love the dressing.

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    August 28, 2015
  2. clairneriah #

    I love this, it looks so easy to make and looks like it can fill you up.

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    August 28, 2015
  3. Hey Lynz!!! Nice salad. Quick and easy

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    August 28, 2015
  4. Looks & sounds yummy. I don’t know why I don’t use olives more often. I do love them and they always add pizzaz to a dish!

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    August 28, 2015
  5. I love refreshing salad dressing like this 🙂 My mouth is watering when reading this post 😛 Good job!!! 😉

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    August 28, 2015
  6. Dressing must add that ting to the salad! Could be served as an appetizer too 🙂

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    August 28, 2015
  7. Looks good, Lynn. Quick and easy. I think homemade dressing is easy and so much better tasting. And I have those herbs growing in my garden. Thanks for the recipe.

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    August 28, 2015
  8. YUM! Have a great weekend!

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    August 28, 2015
  9. That looks delicious and easy enough for me to make! Yum 🙂

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    August 28, 2015
  10. Looks really good, Lynz!
    Leslie

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    August 28, 2015
  11. I love tortellini salad! I haven’t had this in YEARS! Pinned 🙂

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    August 28, 2015
  12. Oh how wonderful! Looks amazing, Lynz!!

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    August 28, 2015
  13. Trying this one as well! Thanks!

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    August 28, 2015
  14. Sounds like an easy and tasty dish!

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    August 28, 2015
  15. Melanie #

    So many of your recipes use such simple ingredients I can easily veganise them for myself without altering the overall yumminess of the recipe, I have a lot of them shortlisted for a try and this is on that list!

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    August 28, 2015
    • Thanks Melanie! Allot of Middle Eastern recipes recipes have veggies and less meat. My daughter in law in is vegetarian so I am always looking for things to make her! I am glad you can fit them into vegan!

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      August 28, 2015
  16. Refreshing salad 🙂

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    August 28, 2015
  17. Anonymous #

    My youngest daughter insisted that tortellini were ‘tortoise-lini’ for years … the fact that she loved them then and still does now is therefore slightly un-nerving!

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    August 29, 2015
  18. I love your salad and will have to try it – the dressing sounds good. Sometimes I use those tortellinis in a marinara sauce.

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    August 29, 2015
  19. Delicious and simple!

    Liked by 2 people

    August 29, 2015
  20. I love cold pasta salads, especially with tortellini. This looks yummy!

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    August 29, 2015
  21. I like a meal with a maximum amount of ingredients in one plate. This just has all the vitamins minerals and nutrients that you need. It’s a winner, with gluten free substitutions.

    Liked by 1 person

    August 30, 2015

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