Serve these marinated tortellinis as an appetizer with party toothpicks. Can also be used for a nice pasta salad lunch in larger size servings ...Optional ingredients: celery chunks, snow peas, artichoke hearts, salami or cheese chunks, green, yellow, or red pepper chunks, thin carrot slices, pearl onions (use your imagination!). Garnish with fresh parsley, if desired.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
12
Yield:
12 appetizer size servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cook tortellini according to package directions--al dente.

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  • While tortellini is cooking, prepare marinade. Combine vinegar, mustard, garlic, basil, chopped parsley, onions, and salt and pepper to taste.

  • Drain tortellini and rinse in cold water. Pour marinade over tortellini, add olives (and optional ingredients, see above) and refrigerate. When ready to serve, add Parmesan and some fresh parsley for garnish, if desired. Serve with toothpicks.

Nutrition Facts

250 calories; protein 5.9g; carbohydrates 16.4g; fat 18.4g; cholesterol 12.7mg; sodium 311.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
07/18/2006
I have made this many times in the last few years and it is always a hit. In fact I must brag that at the last potluck we went to my pan of this was the first one emptied. I add salami chunks provolone chunks red peppers artichokes black and green olives and sometimes mushrooms. I usually use dried basil because I have it on hand. My husband just loves this dish. Thanks for a great recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/12/2003
This combo was Okay. I added some pimentos and some red onion to add some flavor- it was a little bland for my taste as a salad. I have made an appitizer simular to this but using salami & mozz. cheese and also marinated with Wishbone Robust Italian Dressing. I'll stick to that thanks anyway Nancy;) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/18/2006
I have made this many times in the last few years and it is always a hit. In fact I must brag that at the last potluck we went to my pan of this was the first one emptied. I add salami chunks provolone chunks red peppers artichokes black and green olives and sometimes mushrooms. I usually use dried basil because I have it on hand. My husband just loves this dish. Thanks for a great recipe! Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
I have made this dish three times for different parties and each time it was a success! Everyone loves it. I usually serve it with a loaf of garlic bread. It's always a hit! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/11/2003
This combo was Okay. I added some pimentos and some red onion to add some flavor- it was a little bland for my taste as a salad. I have made an appitizer simular to this but using salami & mozz. cheese and also marinated with Wishbone Robust Italian Dressing. I'll stick to that thanks anyway Nancy;) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2003
Made this recipe for a graduation party. I served it as an appetizer with toothpicks. Next thing I knew they wanted a serving spoon so that it could be eaten as a main dish! Everyone loved it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2003
They were fabulous. The only problem I had with them was the flavor not holding up between my prep time and our picnic time (about 3 hours). Even with refrigeration it didn't hold. In the future I'll just prepare them and eat them soon after. All in all a great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2008
i actually had my own recipe for the salad but needed a dressing and this one was excellent!!! i used the tortellinis with sundried tomatoes olives and yellow/orange/green bell peppers w parmesan cheese. everyone always loves it! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/17/2003
I made this at home on Saturday because I really wanted something quick and easy with tortillini. It was okay but not what I was expecting. I will make it again next time with a better brand of tortillini but I think I may cut down some on the olive oil. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/15/2003
It definately was a hit for the 4th of July Picinic! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2003
I made this as a pasta salad and it turned out great! I only added a little mustard because I thought the taste was too strong. I used red peppers green peppers cubes of cheddar cheese and lots of garlic! Read More
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