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Party Tortellini Salad

“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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • Cook tortellini according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water.
  • 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.
Nutrition 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.

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  • mamamarie
    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.

  • hcrayosky
    Dec 28, 2012

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

  • nannieannie
    Aug 22, 2010

    Correction: Broccoli:)

  • nannieannie
    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.

  • patscooking
    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.

  • Toni51
    May 6, 2010

    We loved this salad! Thank you for posting the recipe. Broccoli is the favorite vegetable in our family of five, and these flavors blended beautifully.What an amazingly ridiculous, childish and inappropriate comment by phyllisturner. A few words of advice ... if you see broccoli in a recipe, click off that recipe immediately and look elsewhere. Sheesh, it's not rocket science; it's a recipe that others (like my family) may enjoy.

  • castiron cooker
    Mar 10, 2010

    No comment left

  • Lilpup
    Jul 5, 2009

    I couldn't find red wine vinaigrette so I used Raspberry. The salad was out of this world. Definitely a keeper

  • kim blackmon
    Jun 30, 2009

    I am always looking for new lower-fat things to try,this looks like just the thing for our diet class cookout next weekend!Thanks TOH! K.Blackmon

  • npp3512007
    Jun 26, 2009

    Hi Velohic - the only time I see tri-color tortellini is in the dry pasta section, not frozen. It's decent quality if you follow the package directions. Hope that helps.