Easy Greek Tortellini Salad Recipe

Easy Greek Tortellini Salad Recipe

Do you love a really amazing, tortellini pasta salad? My Easy Greek Tortellini Salad recipe is the perfect dish for your next cookout. Loaded with all of your favorite Greek ingredients, this cold tortellini salad will be the perfect side dish for just about any meal!

Do you love a really amazing, tortellini pasta salad? My Easy Greek Tortellini Salad recipe is the perfect dish for your next cookout. Loaded with all of your favorite Greek ingredients, this cold tortellini salad will be your new side dish for just about any meal!

Easy Greek Tortellini Salad – the perfect Tortellini Pasta Salad!

Whenever we have a neighborhood pot luck or an event where we bring something to share, my tortellini pasta salad is always at the top of my list. It’s incredibly simple to make, it’s loaded with fresh veggies and tender tortellini pasta, so it looks just as good as it tastes!

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Tortellini pasta salad is definitely fantastic for a pot-luck dinner or luncheon. Pretty much everyone loves pasta, and when fresh veggies, olives and feta cheese are added to the mix, you’ll absolutely get asked for the recipe! I crafted this recipe from my very popular Italian Tortellini Salad, and just made a few ingredient adjustments. Here’s how it comes together:

 

Do you love a really amazing, tortellini pasta salad? My Easy Greek Tortellini Salad recipe is the perfect dish for your next cookout. Loaded with all of your favorite Greek ingredients, this cold tortellini salad will be your new side dish for just about any meal!

Step 1: Chop your ingredients

One of my favorite components to this amazing tortellini salad recipe are the crunch, savory veggies. They compliment the tender tortellini pasta perfectly and add some nice texture to the salad. The addition of feta cheese and Kalamata olives add a great Greek accent to the salad.

Feel free to add a savory or herb-flavored feta to your salad. I actually chose a sun-dried tomato and herb feta cheese which was wonderful! Additionally, feel free to substitute canned black olives if you cannot find Kalamata.

Pro-tip: Bring a pot of water to a boil and begin cooking your tortellini when chopping your vegetables.  If you’re using refrigerated or frozen tortellini, you’ll need to cook the tortellini before adding it to your salad.  This will give you time to let the pasta cool after cooking.

 

Do you love a really amazing, tortellini pasta salad? My Easy Greek Tortellini Salad recipe is the perfect dish for your next cookout. Loaded with all of your favorite Greek ingredients, this cold tortellini salad will be your new side dish for just about any meal!

Step 2: Mix your dressing

I personally feel this dressing is what brings this salad together! Made with fresh lemons, olive oil, garlic, oregano, fresh dill, salt and pepper, it comes together quickly and easily. 

Useful Tool: We use and absolutely love this Stainless-Steel Citrus Juicer that we got from Amazon. (Amazon Affiliate Link) It’s very durable and works well for both lemons and limes. Hello, fresh margaritas!!

I would highly recommend juicing fresh lemons. Leave the bottled stuff for the amateurs.

 

Do you love a really amazing, tortellini pasta salad? My Easy Greek Tortellini Salad recipe is the perfect dish for your next cookout. Loaded with all of your favorite Greek ingredients, this cold tortellini salad will be your new side dish for just about any meal!

Step 3: Mix everything together with the tortellini

Once the tortellini is done cooking, drain and let cool in colander. Rinse with cold water to speed up the cooling process, if necessary.

Mix the tortellini pasta with the chopped vegetables and lemon dill dressing. Refrigerate for at least one hour.

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Pro-tip: If you are making this salad a day ahead, reserve your dressing or make extra dressing to toss with the salad just before serving. Once the pasta is dressed it will absorb much of the dressing.

 

Do you love a really amazing, tortellini pasta salad? My Easy Greek Tortellini Salad recipe is the perfect dish for your next cookout. Loaded with all of your favorite Greek ingredients, this cold tortellini salad will be your new side dish for just about any meal!

Enjoy this delicious tortellini at your next pot-luck, cookout or for a simple weeknight dinner! It’s fantastic with grilled chicken, pork chops, steak, and even your favorite burger recipe. I’ve got some great grilling suggestions below!

 

Do you love a really amazing, tortellini pasta salad? My Easy Greek Tortellini Salad recipe is the perfect dish for your next cookout. Loaded with all of your favorite Greek ingredients, this cold tortellini salad will be your new side dish for just about any meal!

Tortellini Pasta Salad Q&A:

Can you make tortellini pasta salad the day before?

Yes, definitely! It’s a great side dish to make the day before a party or pot-luck. Because the tortellini soaks up the dressing, I would recommend reserving the dressing or making an extra batch of dressing and keeping it in a separate container. Just before serving, add the addition dressing and toss together.

How long with tortellini salad keep in the refrigerator?

I wouldn’t keep any leftovers for more than 5 days. Because of the feta cheese and the cheese inside the tortellini, the freshness of the pasta salad isn’t as good as when it’s first made.

Can you freeze Greek pasta salad?

No, I wouldn’t recommend it. 

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Here’s the recipe for my Easy Greek Tortellini Salad:

Yields 8 servings

Easy Greek Tortellini Salad Recipe

Do you love a really amazing, tortellini pasta salad? My Easy Greek Tortellini Salad recipe is the perfect dish for your next cookout. Loaded with all of your favorite Greek ingredients, this cold tortellini salad will be your new side dish for just about any meal!

20 minPrep Time

5 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 16 oz. frozen or refrigerated, cheese tortellini, cooked and cooled
  • 1 c. cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 c. Kalamata olives, halved
  • 1 c. chopped artichoke hearts, canned or jarred
  • 1 c. cucumber, thickly sliced and quartered
  • 1/2 c. red onion, diced
  • 1/2 c. feta cheese crumbles
  • Lemon Dill Dressing:
  • juice of two lemons (about 1/3 cup of juice)
  • 4 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh dill, minced
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil. Cook tortellini according to package directions. Drain and rinse. Let cool to room temperature.
  2. Chop the tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, artichokes and onion. Add to a large mixing bowl along with the feta cheese crumbles.
  3. Mix the dressing: In a medium bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, oregano, dill, salt and pepper.
  4. To the large mixing bowl of vegetables, add in the cooked and cooled tortellini and toss together with the lemon dill dressing. Make sure all ingredients are evenly coated. Refrigerate for at least one hour before serving.

Notes

If preparing this salad a day in advance, mix the dressing and reserve in a separate container. Dress the pasta salad just before serving.

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Do you love a really amazing, tortellini pasta salad? My Easy Greek Tortellini Salad recipe is the perfect dish for your next cookout. Loaded with all of your favorite Greek ingredients, this cold tortellini salad will be your new side dish for just about any meal!

 

Comments

  1. We will really enjoy your greek tortellini salad,it looks so easy and delicious! Thanks so much for sharing with us on Full Plate Thursday and come back real soon! Miz Helen

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