This is a great recipe to bring to a buffet or picnic. This tortellini salad is entirely dependent on the quality of the ingredients so try to get the best quality salami and provolone cheese. This salad is best served at room temperature.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook pasta until al dente, rinse under cold water and drain.

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  • Preheat oven broiler and place halved tomatoes on a sheet pan 6 inches from the broiler. Broil skin side up until the skin is wrinkled and partially blackened.

  • Place the tomatoes in a food processor and add the tomato paste, garlic, red wine vinegar, balsamic vinegar, mustard and honey. Blend until smooth. With the processor running, add the olive oil and vegetable oil in a thin steady stream. Season with salt and pepper.

  • In a large bowl, combine the tortellini, cheese, salami, celery, olives, bell pepper, onion, parsley, rosemary and lemon juice. Gently toss and drizzle with vinaigrette to coat. Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately. Best served at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts

528 calories; protein 16g 32% DV; carbohydrates 31.8g 10% DV; fat 38.4g 59% DV; cholesterol 43.1mg 14% DV; sodium 746.9mg 30% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/14/2003
Don't be turned off by all the ingredients. You probably have them all in your kitchen. Quite easy to prepare. Need mini food chopper or food processor. Delicious! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
08/30/2002
I love this salad! Read More
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31 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
07/14/2003
Don't be turned off by all the ingredients. You probably have them all in your kitchen. Quite easy to prepare. Need mini food chopper or food processor. Delicious! Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2008
This recipe is outstanding. I made a lot of unintentional substitutions to use what I had on hand so I wouldn't have to go to the grocery store. I didn't have tomato paste so I just omitted it. I subbed shredded mozzarella for the provolone 1 beefsteak tomato for the 3 roma tomatoes spinach and cheese tortellini for the rainbow tortellini pepperoni for the salami orange bell pepper for the red and dried herbs for the fresh (I just used about 1/2 as much maybe less). I completely forgot the lemon juice even though it was right on the counter in front of me. LOL! I do think that this recipe makes too much vinaigrette--I only used half and it was plenty to coat the salad and provide excellent flavor. It would be good for regular salad too so I put the rest in the fridge to use later but I would halve it next time. I didn't add salt and pepper to the final product although I did add some to the vinaigrette. I don't think you need much salt and pepper if at all--plenty of other flavors going on in this salad! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2011
I loved this. I made it for a 4th of July barbeque. I actually made it the night before and put in the fridge without the dressing. That I made in a food processor and poured into the cruet that comes with good seasoning dressing. While it does not hold every drop you don't need it all anyway. About an hour before serving I took it out of the fridge and pour about half the dressing on it. Once it came to room temp I poured about half what was left on it so it was moist but not soggy. Everyone loved it. The tomato based vinergarette was a nice change. The only subs I made were changing out the provolone with mozzarella and omitting rosemary. Purely personal taste. There are alot of ingredients but it's stuff you probably have anyway. Glad I made it the day before because it was a little time consuming. Thanks Nicole! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/06/2009
This was a great side for a hot summer night. It says to serve warm but I let it sit in the fridge for an hour or two before dinner letting the flavors really sink in. I also made the following changes: I halved the dressing recipe but still used 2.5 tomatoes I added sauteed mushrooms used red green and yellow peppers I omitted the tomato paste and fresh spices because I was out and added red pepper flakes and lots of freshly ground pepper. Instead of grating the provolone I cut up little cubes adding even more texture and flavor. I think you could add any a variety of vegetables to this recipe and the dressing could be used for a variety of things as well! I would make this recipe again. UPDATE: I made this once again cutting up cubes of provolone but also added mozzarella balls and used herb paste. Once again delicious. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
08/29/2002
I love this salad! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
Excellent salad we like this as our main dish and some fresh baked bread on the side. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/15/2009
This had really good flavor. Great recipe. Thanks. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2007
This salad is very easy to make and was a big hit. I omitted the fresh rosemary and used more honey b/c the vinaigrette tasted to tart for me. I will make this salad again but I would woulnd't use red wine vinegar only balsamic and I would add more garlic. This salad would make a wonderful main dish served w/ fresh bread! Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
08/04/2009
I tripled this recipe for a party as is and everyone loved it. It went very fast. Read More
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