Party Tortellini Salad Recipe
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Party Tortellini Salad Recipe

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“This easy salad with its crowd-pleasing flavors makes a wonderful addition to cookouts and picnics,” writes Mary Wilt of Ipswich, Massachusetts. “It’s a favorite with folks of all ages.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 1 package (19 ounces) frozen cheese tortellini
  • 2 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup pimiento-stuffed olives, halved
  • 3/4 cup reduced-fat red wine vinaigrette
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 156 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 596mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1 starch, 1 lean meat 1/2 fat


  1. Cook tortellini according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the tortellini, broccoli, red pepper and olives. Drizzle with dressing and sprinkle with salt; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Party Tortellini Salad in Light & Tasty August/September 2007, p55

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Reviewed Sep. 3, 2013

"Would make again with the following changes that I used: I also added green and yellow peppers, black olives (regular and Italian oil cured olives), some red onion and a combination of olive oil and vinegar. Of course, I added more pasta."

Reviewed Dec. 28, 2012

"Very easy, quick and flavorful salad to take with you. Great option from regular pasta salad"

Reviewed Aug. 22, 2010

"Correction: Broccoli:)"

Reviewed Aug. 22, 2010

"My family loves brocolli, especially my five year old grandaughter. . . she says it's her favorite food. Can't wait to try this! Sound great and looks beautiful."

Reviewed May. 27, 2010

"I don't understand why someone who hates broccoli would even bother to look at a recipe in which one of the main ingredients is broccoli!!! Go figure. If anyone can't find tortellini in their store (and I really can't understand why since it is in a lot of salad recipes) maybe mini ravioli would work in its place. I love the idea of using cheese cubes and turkey pepperoni in this. It would make it almost taste like antipasto salad. Yummy either way. I live in PA and can find tortellini in even the smallest stores, so I don't think it's a regional thing. It does come dried, fresh, or frozen in most every store. Hope you find it."

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