Amazing Tortellini Salad Recipe

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angeli Published: May 2, 2020 Modified: December 11, 2020
Amazing Tortellini Salad Recipe

You can serve this is a light and refreshing salad as a side or main course. The balsamic vinegar gives it a sweet flavor and complements the ingredients in this tortellini salad recipe. The pasta and the salad truly come together with the herbs and protein.

How To Make Amazing Tortellini Salad

  • 1 lb. tortellini
  • ¼ cup broccoli florets (blanched)
  • ¼ cup carrots (shredded )
  • ¼ cup black olives (sliced)
  • ½ cup chicken (optional, cooked shredded )
  • ½ small shallot (diced (optional))
  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup oil
  • 1 tbsp. dried oregano
  • ⅛ tsp. black pepper
  • ⅛ tsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. onion powder
  1. Combine dressing ingredients in a small bowl, leaving oil for last. Set aside.

  2. Cook tortellini in a cooking pot filled with salted water about 4 minutes.

  3. Add broccoli and cook an additional 2 minutes or until tortellini is just under done or al dense.
  4. Drain and cold shock in a large bowl filled with cold water.

  5. Drain well and place in serving bowl.
  6. Add carrots, black olives, chicken, and shallot.
  7. For dressing, mix balsamic vinegar, oil, oregano, black pepper, salt and onion powder in a small bowl.

  8. Toss to coat in the serving bowl

  9. Place in fridge, covered, about 15 minutes.

  10. Serve cold or at room temperature.

How To Make Amazing Tortellini Salad

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Prep: 10 mins
Chill Time: 15 mins
Cook: 6 mins
Total: 31 mins
Serves:
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Ingredients

  • 1 lb. tortellini
  • ¼ cup broccoli florets, blanched
  • ¼ cup carrots, shredded
  • ¼ cup black olives, sliced
  • ½ cup chicken, optional, cooked shredded
  • ½ small shallot, diced (optional)
  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup oil
  • 1 tbsp. dried oregano
  • tsp. black pepper
  • tsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. onion powder

Instructions

  1. Combine dressing ingredients in a small bowl, leaving oil for last. Set aside.

  2. Cook tortellini in a cooking pot filled with salted water about 4 minutes.

  3. Add broccoli and cook an additional 2 minutes or until tortellini is just under done or al dense.
  4. Drain and cold shock in a large bowl filled with cold water.

  5. Drain well and place in serving bowl.
  6. Add carrots, black olives, chicken, and shallot.
  7. For dressing, mix balsamic vinegar, oil, oregano, black pepper, salt and onion powder in a small bowl.

  8. Toss to coat in the serving bowl

  9. Place in fridge, covered, about 15 minutes.

  10. Serve cold or at room temperature.
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