An awesome Italian salad with tortellini, vegetables meats and cheese. This Italian Tortellini Salad will be a huge hit wherever you take it! Perfect potluck dish. www.thirtyhandmadedays.com
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Italian Tortellini

This Italian Tortellini recipe is one of the best I've had in a long time. It takes a little prep but is well worth the effort!
Prep Time15 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Italian Tortellini
Servings: 4
Calories: 821kcal
Author: Mique Provost

Ingredients

  • 18 oz fresh cheese tortellini
  • 1 c broccoli florets
  • 1 large stalk celery sliced thin
  • 2 oz green bell pepper sliced thin
  • a few thin slices red onion
  • 1 c grape tomatoes
  • 1 c pitted black olives drained
  • ½ c artichoke hearts
  • ½ c roasted red peppers sliced
  • 8 whole pepperoncini
  • 4 slices pepperoni
  • ¼ lb sliced provolone cheese cut into triangle shapes
  • ¼ c fresh basil chopped plus more for garnish

Dressing

  • ¼ c red wine vinegar
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp dry basil
  • 1 tsp dry oregano
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • ¼ c extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

  • Make the dressing by putting all dressing ingredients except olive oil in a medium bowl and whisk. Very slowly drizzle in the olive oil while whisking. Set aside.
  • Prepare vegetables, meats and cheeses, set aside.
  • Fill a medium saucepan ¾ with water and bring to a boil.
  • Blanch broccoli by plunging into boiling water for 30 seconds and remove.
  • Place on paper towels to drain and cool.
  • Bring water back to a boil and add packages of tortellini.
  • Cook according to package directions.
  • Drain and add to large bowl.
  • Pour dressing over hot tortellini.
  • Add broccoli and other ingredients to pasta.
  • Toss to combine.
  • Cool completely before serving in the fridge.
  • Garnish with additional basil if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 821kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 50g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 3029mg | Potassium: 201mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1225IU | Vitamin C: 45.1mg | Calcium: 471mg | Iron: 4.8mg