I don’t know about you, but when the weather starts heating up I would do almost anything to avoid having to actually cook! I want foods that are fresh and easy and can come together in less than ten minutes.

Luckily this yummy cold tortellini salad is the perfect solution to my lazy summer cooking style. Not only is it absolutely delicious, it requires just six easy ingredients. It is perfectly yummy all by itself, but it is also great served with grilled chicken, steak or shrimp for an effortless meal your whole family will love!

5 Ingredient Tortellini Salad supplies

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Here is what you need:

1 package 3 cheese tortellini
12 oz jar, quartered & marinated artichoke hearts
1/2 12oz. jar sweet roasted red peppers, chopped
1/2 12oz. jar Greek black olives, pitted & sliced (*regular black olives can be used as well)
2 cloves of garlic, diced
6-8 leaves fresh basil, washed & chopped

Cook tortellini according to directions.

Step 1: Cook tortellini according to package instructions, once cooked drain and rinse under cool water; set aside.

Pit and slice olives.

Step 2: Pit olives and slice, then set aside.

Chop the roasted red peppers into small pieces.

Step 3: Chop roasted red peppers and set aside.

To cut basil, roll the basil leaves and chop.

Step 4: Mince garlic and cut basil, set aside.

Combine peppers, garlic, basil leaves, and artichoke hearts in a bowl.

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Step 5: In large bowl combine tortellini, peppers, olives, garlic, artichokes and basil. (Note: use the liquid from the artichoke hearts as the “dressing” for the salad.)

Chill the mixed salad for up to an hour.

Step 6: Cover and let chill in fridge for 30-60 minutes.

This tortellini salad is the perfect summer salad.

Step 7: Mix well before serving. Serve alone or along side your favorite grilled chicken, steak or seafood dish!

Easy Tortellini Salad

This simple cold pasta salad is the prefect addition to any meal.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Easy Tortellini Salad
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes
Servings 8 people

Ingredients

  • 1 package 3 cheese tortellini
  • 12 oz. jar quartered & marinated artichoke hearts
  • 1/2 12 oz. jar sweet roasted red peppers chopped
  • 1/2 12 oz. jar Greek black olives pitted & sliced (*regular black olives can be used as well)
  • 2 cloves of garlic diced
  • 6-8 leaves of fresh basil   washed & chopped

Instructions

  1. Cook tortellini according to package instructions. Once cooked, drain and rinse under cool water; set aside.

  2. Pit olives and slice, then set aside.
  3. Chop roasted red peppers and set aside.
  4. Mince garlic and cut basil, set aside.
  5. In large bowl combine tortellini, peppers, olives, garlic, artichokes and basil. (Note: use the liquid from the artichoke hearts as the "dressing" for the salad.)

  6. Cover and let chill in fridge. Mix well before serving.

 

 

Tortellini Salad | 5 Ingredients or Less | Meatless Meals | Side Dishes | Snacks & Starters

Ruth Soukup
Ruth Soukup is dedicated to helping people everywhere create a life they love by follwing their dreams and achieving their biggest goals. She is the host of the wildly popular Do It Scared podcast, as well as the founder of Living Well Spending Less® and Elite Blog Academy®. She is also the New York Times bestselling author of six books, including Do It Scared®: Finding the Courage to Face Your Fears, Overcome Obstacles, and Create a Life You Love, which was the inspiration for this book. She lives in Florida with her husband Chuck, and 2 daughters Maggie & Annie.
Ruth Soukup

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