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!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
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
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.
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