A bold homemade dressing gives this Greek tortellini salad a burst of flavor. Watch it disappear from your buffet table. If you do have leftovers, stir in sliced grilled steak for an easy dinner the next day. —Sue Braunschweig, Delafield, Wisconsin
Greek Tortellini Salad Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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
Cook tortellini according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water. In a large bowl, combine tortellini, peppers, onion and olives.
In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine oil, vinegar, mint, lemon juice, seasoned salt, garlic powder, red 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.
Greek Tortellini Salad Tips
What else can you put in Greek tortellini salad?
Like most potluck salad recipes, this Greek tortellini salad is perfect for mixing and matching your favorite ingredients. Stir in classics such as Kalamata olives, grape tomatoes or sliced artichokes.
How long with this last in the refrigerator?
For the best flavor and texture, serve this salad within 1-2 days (although you could keep it for up to 3-4 days). Our article about how long other foods will last in the fridge can help you keep all your favorite dishes and ingredients food-safe.
How can you tell if tortellini is done cooking?
Tortellini doesn't take long to cook. You can tell tortellini is done cooking when it starts to float in the saucepan.
Can this be made into a main dish?
Turn this Greek tortellini salad into a main dish by stirring in shredded rotisserie chicken or garlic butter shrimp.