Tasty Tortellinis


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.

12 appetizer size servings


  • 20 ounces cheese tortellini

  • cup red wine vinegar

  • ¾ cup olive oil

  • 1 ½ tablespoons prepared Dijon-style mustard

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced

  • salt to taste

  • ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 cup black olives

  • 6 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese


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

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

  3. 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 (per serving)

250 Calories
18g Fat
16g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 250
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 24%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 312mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 2mg 11%
Calcium 103mg 8%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 24mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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