Greek Tortellini Salad Recipe

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A bold homemade dressing gives this pasta salad a burst of flavor. Watch it disappear from your buffet table. —Sue Braunschweig, Delafield, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 16 to 18 ounces refrigerated or frozen cheese tortellini
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, julienned
  • 1 medium green pepper, julienned
  • 3/4 cup sliced red onion
  • 1/4 cup sliced ripe olives
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup white wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh mint or 1 tablespoon dried mint flakes
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

Directions

  1. Cook tortellini according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water. In a large bowl, combine the tortellini, peppers, onion and olives.
  2. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the oil, vinegar, mint, lemon juice, seasoned salt, garlic powder, pepper and pepper flakes; shake well. Pour over salad and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Just before serving, sprinkle with feta cheese. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Greek Tortellini Salad in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2005, p212

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Reviewed Jul. 1, 2013

"I love making this recipe. For the dressing I use kraft greek and feta salad dressing cause I usually have it in the fridge and it always is a huge hit."

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