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tortellini salad recipeI love going to a restaurant and eating something that I love and recreating my own version at home.  This tortellini salad is something similar to what they serve at The Cheese Board in my hometown of Linwood, NJ.  I am not sure exactly how they make theirs, but this is pretty darn close. Mine might even be better.

I made this when I was playing around with different kinds of sweeteners.  I tried using sucanat, but I did not like that it did not dissolve, so I prefer to use honey.  White sugar works too.  Whatever you got.  You just need to add a touch of sweetness to balance the tang of the vinegar in the dressing.

This salad is really easy to make and tastes even better if you let it sit for awhile.

tortellini salad recipe1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 Tablespoon honey (or some sort of sweetener)
1/3 cup chopped flat leaf parsley
1 cup cherry tomatoes
1/2 cup olives
1 (14-ounce) can artichokes in water
1 package cheese tortellini

tortellini salad recipeMix together the vinegar, salt, pepper, and honey in a large bowl.  Slowly whisk in the olive oil.

tortellini salad recipeToss the parsley, tomatoes, olives, and artichokes in the dressing.

tortellini salad recipeCook the tortellini according to the package directions.  Drain and cool with cold water.

tortellini salad recipeGently toss with the rest of the ingredients.

tortellini salad recipe

Chill in the fridge until you are ready to serve.

tortellini salad recipeSometimes I add some grilled chicken or shrimp on the side.  This is salad reminds me of summer.

tortellini salad recipe

Tortellini Salad with Artichokes, Tomatoes, and Olives

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon honey (or some sort of sweetener)
  • 1/3 cup chopped flat leaf parsley
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup olives
  • 1 (14-ounce) can artichokes in water
  • 1 package cheese tortellini

Instructions

  1. Mix together the vinegar, salt, pepper, and honey in a large bowl. Slowly whisk in the olive oil.
  2. Toss the parsley, tomatoes, olives, and artichokes in the dressing.
  3. Cook the tortellini according to the package directions. Drain and cool with cold water.
  4. Gently toss with the rest of the ingredients.
  5. Chill in the fridge until you are ready to serve.
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14 Responses to Tortellini Salad with Artichokes, Tomatoes, and Olives

  1. Tine says:

    Mmm, this looks so easy to make but so delicious!
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  2. This looks great – I love tortellini salads! Perfect for a picnic :)
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  3. This is exactly the kind of cooking I like – simple, tasty, pretty.

  4. Jessica says:

    I just love these lovely, simple dishes. And I always appreciate how you add what worked for you, what worked better, and what didn’t really at all. Thanks Bree!
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    • bakedbree says:

      Me too, they are things that I make over and over again. I try to be honest, I want to experiment, but I think that it is only fair to be honest about it.

  5. yum. my mom makes a similar tortellini salad for every major event in the summer. it’s the perfect vegetarian base for cookouts!
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  6. alison says:

    I love everything about this. I am betting it will be especially delicious with garden grown tomatoes. Can’t wait to try it! Thanks Bree!

  7. Lee says:

    Just made this. It’s sitting in the fridge. Cannot wait to eat. Was so easy to make, too! Yum, thanks!

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