This Mediterranean Tortellini Salad is quick and easy to prepare and can be enjoyed on it's own for a meatless meal, or as a side with your favorite grilled meat!
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Mediterranean Tortellini Salad

This Mediterranean Tortellini Salad is quick and easy to prepare and can be served on it's own for a meatless meal, or with your favorite grilled meat!
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 607kcal
Author Sonia! The Healthy Foodie

Ingredients

For the salad

  • 1.3 lb frozen cheese tortellini cooked and cooled
  • 1 can artichoke hearts in quarters drained
  • 1 cup mini-bocconcini, cut in half
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1 green apple cored and diced
  • 1/2 cup pitted kalamata olives
  • 1/2 cup sliced green olives
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2-3 tbsp finely chopped fresh basil leaves

For the dressing

Instructions

  • Cook the tortellini according to the instructions on the package and then rinse them under cold running water until they are completely chilled. Allow to drain for a few minutes.
  • While the pasta is cooking, prep all the other components of the salad and make the dressing.
  • To make the dressing, simply combine all the ingredients in a small bowl or glass measuring cup and whisk vigorously until slightly emulsified.
  • Place all the ingredients for the salad, except for the basil, in a large mixing bowl. Pour in the dressing and mix until well combined. Add the chopped basil and toss it in delicately.
  • Let the salad sit for about 15 minutes to allow flavors to meld and serve.
  • This salad will keep in the refrigerator for up to a few days, although some discoloration is to be expected.

Nutrition

Calories: 607kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 1313mg | Potassium: 211mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 929IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 273mg | Iron: 2mg