Greek Tortellini Salad

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Tortellini Salad is one of our all time favorites!

Tender cheese filled tortellini, crunchy peppers, crisp cucumbers and juicy tomatoes, topped with loads of cheese and tossed in a greek flavored dressing!

This easy Greek inspired tortellini salad recipe is going to become one of your staple potluck dishes.

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I love pasta salads of any kind!

There are countless options… ham and pineapple for an amazing Hawaiian Pasta Salad, cheddar & dill pickles in Dill Pickle Pasta Salad and even Creamy Cucumber Pasta Salad!

This Greek Tortellini Salad is loaded with all of your favorite greek salad ingredients for the best ever party dish!

Single serving of tortellini salad in a white bowl with forks

This is a cold tortellini pasta salad that starts with fresh cheese filled tortellini. I love to use grape or cherry tomatoes in this recipe because they’re beautiful and just pack such a punch of flavor.  Any tomato will work in this recipe, you’ll want to make sure you drain the seeds if using a larger variety.

While I do love onions, they tend to have a strong flavor and can easily overpower a dish.  I usually chop the onion first when making a recipe and soak it in cold water with a pinch of salt to take a little bit of the bite out.  While this is completely optional, this just makes it a little bit milder in flavor and my kids prefer it that way.

Close up of Tortellini Salad in a bowl

To make this recipe extra quick you can purchase feta that is already crumbled and I use a premade greek style dressing.  I do make a Greek Pasta Salad with a homemade dressing too, if you prefer homemade you can certainly make your own.You’ll want to add a little bit of extra dressing to this salad as some of the dressing will soak into the pasta while it sits.

Once made this dish will last up to 3 days in the fridge making it the perfect lunch dish!

Greek Tortellini Salad

Greek Tortellini Salad is one of our all time favorites! Tender cheese filled tortellini, crunchy peppers, crisp cucumbers and juicy tomatoes, topped with loads of cheese and tossed in a greek flavored dressing!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 lb fresh cheese tortellini
  • 1 1/2 cups grape tomatoes , sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups cucumbers , sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper , diced
  • 1 red bell pepper , diced
  • 4 oz crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/3 cup red onion , chopped
  • 1/3 cup black or kalamata olives
  • 1 cup greek salad dressing (or to taste)

Directions:

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions and run under cold water.
  2. Combine all remaining ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.

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Greek Tortellini Salad is one of our all time favorites! Tender cheese filled tortellini, crunchy peppers, crisp cucumbers and juicy tomatoes, topped with loads of cheese and tossed in a greek flavored dressing!  This easy recipe is going to become one of your staple potluck dishes.

Holly

Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

18 comments on “Greek Tortellini Salad”

  1. I don’t have any bell peppers or fresh tomatoes (but every kind of canned). Any ideas for substitutions?

  2. I have made this twice in 5 days. I made it for my family reunion and my team at work. It was delicious. I used frozen cheese tortellini instead of fresh. I bought a big 64oz. bag at Sams Club for $9.00. But I went back a month later for another bag and they stopped carrying it. So at GFS (Gordon Food Service) I found, I believe, a 42oz bag for $11.00. The tortellini was excellent.  If you make this, you will not be disappointed. 

    Rating: 5
  3. This is amazing. I made it and can’t stop eating it!

  4. Can I make this the day before? or would it be better day of? thanks!

  5. I am on my second time making this. It is so yummy. This time I am deciding to add some grilled chicken. The store I went to didn’t have any greek dressing so I am using Italian. So a combination of different countries lol

  6. I haven’t tried bell peppers in my Greek tortellini salad yet. Good idea, it adds even more vegetables!
    I make my dressing this way
    ◾1 T red wine vinegar
    ◾1/2 t pepper
    ◾1 t salt
    ◾2 T olive oil
    ◾1 t oregano

  7. Yuuuum! My eyes are loving all of these!

  8. I love adding pasta to salads and turning these salads into main filling meals! Great idea!

  9. This looks like a fabulous summer lunch. Pasta salads were always a favourite of mine growing up.

  10. I love tortellini salad and greek salad but never thought of combining them. Love the idea, perfect for lunch or picnic.

  11. Great pictures! That looks so tasty. I love pasta salads too, and I love Greek salads, so I know I’ll love this combination of the two.

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