Recipe: Marinated Tortellini Garden Salad

Marinated Tortellini Garden Salad, Courtesy:
Marinated Tortellini Garden Salad, Courtesy:

The tortellini in this garden vegetable salad make it a great summer meal or side dish. Use almost any available vegetables to make it your own.

1 (9-oz.) pkg. refrigerated cheese-filled tortellini
2 cups frozen broccoli florets (or fresh if available)
½ medium cucumber, quartered lengthwise, cut into 1/4- inch slices
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
¼ cup sliced green onions
1/2 cup purchased Italian salad dressing


  1. Cook tortellini to desired doneness as directed on package, adding broccoli during last minute of cooking time.
  2. Drain; rinse with cold water to cool. Drain well.
  3. Meanwhile, in large bowl, combine all remaining ingredients
  4. Add cooked tortellini and broccoli to salad; toss gently to coat.
  5. Cover; refrigerate at least 3 hours to blend flavors.
  6. Stir gently before serving.

Food Mingle Blog Alternatives and Substitutions:

  • Use your favorite/available vegetables for this salad: carrots, zucchini, beans, olives, etc.
  • Serve in lettuce wraps for a fun alternative.

Yield: 4 servings




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