Cheese Tortellini Salad

    30 minutes

    This is a great pasta salad or side dish, perfect for barbecues or a light dinner. Try it with garlic bread.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 250g cheese-filled tortellini
    • 300g frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
    • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
    • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
    • 60g sliced black olives
    • 1 cup (250ml) Italian-style salad dressing

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook pasta until al dente, rinse under cold water and drain.
    2. In a large bowl, combine the tortellini, spinach, cheese, tomatoes and olives. Add enough salad dressing to coat. Toss and season with salt and pepper.

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    Fantastic! I've made this a few times and it is always a big hit. I use baby spinach and I don't bother cooking it. I just toss it in. When the spinach is mixed in the salad, the dressing naturally wilts as if it were cooked. I would highly recommend doing it this way.  -  15 Aug 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Simple and classy - a "gourmet deli" pasta salad. Refreshingly different from the typical mayonnaise based pasta salads. I used refrigerated tortellini, fresh baby spinach, chopped Roma tomatoes and my own vinegar and olive oil dressing. Beautiful colors of the Italian flag! Nicely done.  -  08 Mar 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Fabulous pasta salad! It's simple and delicious! It's so easy to put together, yet tastes like something you'd find at a gourmet deli. I used fresh tortellini and fresh spinch vs. frozen. I also threw in some roasted red peppers along with the cherry tomatoes and olives. I used shredded Parmesan and for the dressing I chose "Nonna's Tuscan Salad Dressing" from this site. This recipe is a definite keeper!  -  17 Mar 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)