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Tortellini Pasta Salad - Recipe

The cheese filled tortellini in this wonderful salad makes it substantial enough to serve as an entrée or as the featured menu item for a summertime brunch.
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Tortellini Pasta Salad Recipe
  • Cook and drain tortellini according to package instructions. Allow it to cool.
  • Combine tortellini, celery, artichoke hearts, onion, sun-dried tomatoes, olives, and cheese in a large bowl.
  • In a separate small bowl, whisk together dressing ingredients and pour over salad.
  • Cover and chill a minimum of 3 hours. Best if chilled overnight.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Container: large bowl
Servings: 8
-24 ounces cheese tortellini
-2 cups celery, chopped
-14 ounces artichoke hearts
-3/4 cup green onion
-1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes in oil
-1/2 cup kalamata olives, halved
-1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
-1/2 cup mayonnaise
-1/2 cup olive oil
-1/4 cup red wine vinegar or champagne vinegar
-1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
-1 teaspoon sugar
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
-1/4 teaspoon oregano, ground
-1/4 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
-1/4 teaspoon dried basil or 1 teaspoon minced fresh basil
-1 clove garlic, minced or finely chopped