Monday, May 28, 2012

Tangy Tortellini Salad

Stanley Park in Westfield, MA
(File Photo)
Pasta, any variety, always tastes delicious!  Layered between a meat sauce or with mozzarella/ricotta, parmesan or cottage cheeses, Pasta has always been a fave.  So, it not really surprising that in the warmer months Tangy Tortellini Salad finds its place as a side dish on our dinner table!  It has always made its presence on our large array of foods whenever we have a summer gathering.  It's one of those faves that after a very enjoyable afternoon chatting it up with family/friends just maybe a small portion may be located in my fridge after everyone has departed.  Yum! 

Tortellini Salad is a very easy salad to prep - which always makes it a picnic fave for me!  It starts with a 12 ounce bag (or 2, depending on the needed amount ) of tri-colored frozen Tortellini!

Tangy Tortellini Salad

12 ounce bag (or 2) frozen Tri-colored Tortellini
Italian Salad Dressing - 8 oz.
Parsley, chopped
Chopped Onion
Garlic Powder
Black Olives, sliced - optional and delicious

  1. Prepare Tortellini following directions on bag.
  2. Drain, rinse with Cold water.
  3. Place in bowl.
  4. Add about 1/2 Cup Italian Salad Dressing.
  5. Add desired amount of chopped Parsley, chopped onion + Garlic Powder.
  6. Add about 1/2 Cup Black Olives, sliced, optional
  7. Cover and refrigerate overnight or for 6 hours.
  8. Add additional Italian Dressing, if desired.
Do you have a fave summer salad in addition to a veggie salad or a fruit salad?

We Enjoy!


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

We love making a pasta salad with tuna, celery, onion and mayo. It's simple and light and tastes good in the summertime!

Rita said...

Great combination of ingredients! I have been enjoying your Picassa slide show in your side bar; you're good!

JG said...

Lavender Dreamer- Oh, that does sound good. Perfect for summer!

Rita- Thanks, what a nice compliment! Every so often I add a few more pics from posts. I enjoy this "work in progress"! :)


Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook said...

Sounds like a delicious favorite! Such pretty flowers at the park. Have a great week.

Pam said...

Yum! Tortellini is the best and I have to try this! It sounds delicious! I love summer salads and it's hard to pick a favorite but I really like Sicilian pasta salad with pepperoni. Can't wait to try yours!

JG said...

Carol- Definitely a fave! Stanley Park is also.

Pam- Your pasta salad sounds yummy, too!