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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.


One package cheese tortellini- refrigerated kind

1 can black olives, drained and sliced

1 Green Bell pepper,chopped

1 Red Bell pepper,chopped


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


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!


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


    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!


    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!

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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!


    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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