I make this tortellini salad for all get-togethers, and everybody LOVES it. It is always gone.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 25 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook tortellini in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until pasta floats to the surface, about 5 minutes. Drain.

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  • Mix tortellini, feta cheese, tomatoes, olives, walnuts, green onions, and garlic together in a large bowl.

  • Whisk vinegar, olive oil, and basil together in a separate small bowl. Pour dressing over tortellini mixture; toss to coat. Sprinkle with salt. Chill in refrigerator for 1 hour before serving.

Nutrition Facts

387 calories; protein 12g; carbohydrates 29.5g; fat 25.9g; cholesterol 42.7mg; sodium 599.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (10)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2012
Fanstatic! I am always leary about pasta salads...not sure why just am. Myself & my girls totally loved this recipe. I can't really say I did things differently I did stick to the recipe but as I only had Tomato & Basil Feta and a 4.25oz can chopped olives I used them & removed the seeds from the tomatoes before chopping. Follow the recipe to a T. At 1st I thought the white vinegar was going to over power the ingredients but I was totally wrong. This recipe worked there was a pleasant and nice zing of flavor & my use of the seasoned Feta I had...did enhance the recipe thoroughly. I seriously doubt I will use plain feta in the recipe at all. I totally will make again and Will look for the Tri-colored cheese tortellini for the next round. Can't say anything bad about the recipe....and surprisingly..the walnuts work too! Go figure. TY TY! Read More
(17)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
06/24/2013
Loved all the ingredients but it was way too much vinegar for us; if I try it again I definitely would reduce vinegar amount Read More
(10)
13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2012
Fanstatic! I am always leary about pasta salads...not sure why just am. Myself & my girls totally loved this recipe. I can't really say I did things differently I did stick to the recipe but as I only had Tomato & Basil Feta and a 4.25oz can chopped olives I used them & removed the seeds from the tomatoes before chopping. Follow the recipe to a T. At 1st I thought the white vinegar was going to over power the ingredients but I was totally wrong. This recipe worked there was a pleasant and nice zing of flavor & my use of the seasoned Feta I had...did enhance the recipe thoroughly. I seriously doubt I will use plain feta in the recipe at all. I totally will make again and Will look for the Tri-colored cheese tortellini for the next round. Can't say anything bad about the recipe....and surprisingly..the walnuts work too! Go figure. TY TY! Read More
(17)
Rating: 4 stars
05/28/2012
I really enjoyed this salad. I used almonds instead of walnuts. I like the crunch it gave the salad. I only used 4 ounces of feta cheese. Next time I think I use less oil and vinegar. Read More
(14)
Rating: 2 stars
06/24/2013
Loved all the ingredients but it was way too much vinegar for us; if I try it again I definitely would reduce vinegar amount Read More
(10)
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Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2013
Sooo yummy. We used 1/4 cup Red Wine Vinegar and 1/2 cup White Vinegar. We also substituted almonds for walnuts simply because we didn't have walnuts. Will most definitely use this recipe again. Read More
(6)
Rating: 2 stars
05/04/2014
Way too much vinegar. Will try again with half as much sub Water or more oil. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2015
We really enjoyed this tortellini salad. I was a little nervous about the vinegar after reading some of the reviews but for my DH and I it was perfect. It definitely is better the second day when the flavors have had time to marry. We don't care for olives so I subbed diced cucumber and it worked for us. I would make this exactly the same way next time. Read More
(2)
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Rating: 4 stars
03/11/2015
I made this without the green onions and just added chopped fresh basil. I also used only about 1/4 C vinegar. Instead of 2 packages (9 oz / 250 g. each) of tortellini I would use 3 packages with the same amount of other ingredients next time. The walnuts really made it good. I would like to try adding green onions next time. Read More
(2)
Rating: 4 stars
08/04/2015
This was very nice. I made it exactly as written except that I used a whole 20-oz. package of Buitoni "Three Cheese" tortellini (i.e. a little more than called for) and skipped the salt. It lasted me for 4 or 5 meals I think and I have to say that the final leftovers weren't all that great (a little soggy) - not surprisingly. But before then it was a very tasty and filling salad. Read More
(1)
Rating: 3 stars
11/06/2015
For my personal taste the vinegar was over powering...that being said I had to make a triple batch for get together and it was all gone. I even got asked for the recipe by a few people. I did forget the garlic but other than that made as written. Loved all the ingredients just going to fiddle with the dressing. Read More