The Cheese Board Tortellini Salad – Tortellini, artichokes, tomatoes, olives, parsley, tossed in a vinaigrette that gets better and better as it sits.
I 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 a while.
The Cheese Board Tortellini Salad 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 of artichokes in water
- 1 package cheese tortellini
How to Make // The Steps
Step 1: Mix together the vinegar, salt, pepper, and honey in a large bowl. Slowly whisk in the olive oil.
Step 2: Toss the parsley, tomatoes, olives, and artichokes in the dressing.
Step 3: Cook the tortellini according to the package directions. Drain and cool with cold water.
Step 4: Gently toss with the rest of the ingredients.
Step 5: Chill in the fridge until you are ready to serve.
Sometimes I add some grilled chicken or shrimp on the side. This salad reminds me of summer.