Mediterranean Tortellini Pasta Salad

Mediterranean Tortellini Pasta Salad
With summer here there is going to be a lot more outdoor eating from barbecues to potlucks to picnics, etc. and it's always good to have some tasty side dish recipes on hand like this Mediterranean inspired tortellini pasta salad. This tortellini salad is just packed with flavour from the salty feta and olives to the crispy and juicy cucumbers, tomatoes and bell peppers to the tangy dressing! You can easily dice all of the vegetables in the time that it takes to cook the tortellini making it a nice last minute side or you can make it the day before and let it chill in the fridge until needed. Whether you are hosting your own outdoor dining event or bringing something to one this Mediterranean tortellini pasta salad is nice, quick, easy and it's sure to impress!

Mediterranean Tortellini Pasta Salad

Mediterranean Tortellini Pasta Salad

Mediterranean Avocado Tortellini Pasta Salad
Avocados are an excellent addition to this tortellini salad!

Mediterranean Avocado Tortellini Pasta Salad
Mediterranean Tortellini Pasta Salad

Mediterranean Tortellini Pasta Salad

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes Servings: 6

A Mediterranean inspired tortellini pasta salad that is packed with vegetables and flavour!


ingredients
  • 8 ounces cheese tortellini (gluten free for gluten free)
  • 1 cup tomato, sliced
  • 1 cup cucumber, sliced
  • 1 bell pepper, sliced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup kalamata olives
  • 1/4 cup feta, crumbled
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice (~1 lemon) or red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • salt and pepper to taste
directions
  1. Cook the tortellini as directed on the package, drain and let cool.
  2. Mix the tortellini, tomatoes, cucumber, bell pepper, onion, olives and feta and toss in the mixture of the lemon juice, oil, oregano, garlic, salt and pepper and enjoy.

Option: Add other Mediterranean inspired ingredients like roasted red peppers, sun dried tomatoes, artichoke hearts or even avocados.
Nutrition Facts: Calories 215, Fat 11g (Saturated 3g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 21mg, Sodium 250mg, Carbs 22g (Fiber 1g, Sugars 2g), Protein 6g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam

7 comments:

Mareike Sophie said...

Wow this looks delicious :)
I'll try it soon !

Liebste Grüße ♥ MS
Sparkle & Sand

Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary said...

This pasta salad is gorgeous! All the flavors you used here sound simply delish! I can't wait to try it, with the avocado of course! Cheers and thanks for sharing the yum♡

Maria said...

What a beautiful pasta salad!

Elizabeth said...

Kevin, thanks for this Prefect recipe! Tonight it's just me for dinner and now I know what I'll be fixing! I actually have all of the delicious ingredients on hand...leftovers will be delicious, too. Thanks for sending this recipe my way :) Can't wait to make it!

Maureen said...

Looks really delicious! I love the colors. They look so bright and great! Your flavors are delish. Thanks for sharing, Kevin!

Kathy InCali said...

I made this two weeks ago for a weekend BBQ and it was a great hit! Everybody commented on it and requested that I bring it to the next one too! It's such a fresh, summery, flavorful salad, and so colorful. I like it with the red wine vinegar. It's also pretty when you use the fresh spinach tortellini, it adds a nice green color to it. It's yummy! Thx Kevin!

Kevin Lynch said...

Kathy InCali: I'm glad you enjoyed it! The spinach tortellini would be great!

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