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Tortellini Salad

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This easy garden Tortellini Salad with is the perfect BBQ side dish made with three-cheese cheese tortellini pasta, summer tomatoes, broccoli florets, and black olives.

Tortellini Salad with veggies
Tortellini Salad

I love a chilled Tortellini Salad in the summer. It’s a simple side dish that goes great with burgers, air fried chicken, skewers, and more. Plus, you can make it a day ahead and it’s perfect to bring to a BBQ or potluck. This basic veggie tortellini salad can be modified by adding baby mozzarella cheese, feta cheese, bell peppers, diced salami, you name it! If you’re looking for more BBQ side dishes, try this Chilled Italian Shrimp Tortellini Pasta Salad, Macaroni Salad, Rainbow Potato Salad, and Greek Pasta Salad.

Italian dressing for tortellini pasta salad

I know I’ve converted so many of you into Delallo fans! They have the best pasta, gluten-free pasta, whole wheat pasta, pizza dough kits, gnocchi, olive oil, olives, and more! I partnered with them again to create this wonderful tortellini salad using their Three-Cheese Tortellini Pasta.

Their authentic Italian tortellini recipe begins with delicate egg pasta made from only the finest quality durum wheat semolina around a savor, nutty blend of fine Italian cheeses. I personally love it in tortellini salad, I find the refrigerated kind falls apart too easy in salads while Delallo’s holds its shape well. It’s a  superior egg pasta with delicate flavor stuffed with creamy, flavorful Italian cheeses.


  • Tortellini: I love using Delallo three cheese tortellini,
  • Broccoli: Chop the broccoli into small bite-sized pieces.
  • Tomatoes: Cut grape or cherry tomatoes in half.
  • Red Onion: Swap red onion for shallot or green onions, if desired.
  • Olives: Buy canned sliced black olives to cut down on prep. Sub them with kalamata olives if you prefer.
  • Dressing: Drizzle extra virgin olive oil and red wine vinegar over the salad and season with salt, garlic, garlic powder, and dried parsley.

How to Make Tortellini Salad

This vegetarian tortellini salad is quick and easy!

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and blanch the broccoli for 30 seconds. Remove it with a slotted spoon and rinse it under cold water to stop the cooking.
  2. Add the cheese tortellini to the boiling water and cook according to the package directions.
  3. Put all the pasta salad ingredients in a bowl and toss with the oil, vinegar, and Italian dressing mix.


  • Vegetables: If you’re missing a vegetable or don’t like one, try substituting them with chopped bell pepper, zucchini, cucumber, or celery.
  • Protein: Add shrimp or chicken to this healthy pasta salad for extra protein. Also great with diced salami or ham.
  • Cheese: Toss in some crumbled feta or baby mozzarella balls.

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Tortellini Salad

5 from 6 votes
This easy garden Tortellini Salad with is the perfect BBQ side dish made with cheese tortellini, summer tomatoes, broccoli florets, and black olives.
Course: BBQ Side dish, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Tortellini Salad with veggies
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 20 mins
chill time: 1 hr
Total: 1 hr 30 mins
Yield: 14 servings
Serving Size: 1 cup


  • 2 8.8 ounce packages Delallo 3 cheese tortellini
  • 3 1/2 cups broccoli florets cut bit sized
  • 1 1/2 cups grape tomatoes halved
  • 1/2 cup sliced red onion
  • 1/4 cup sliced black olives
  • 1/4 cup Delallo extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup Delallo red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt plus more for water
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley


  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  • When boiling, blanch the broccoli 15 to 30 seconds and remove with a slotted spoon and rinse under cold water to stop it from cooking.
  • Add the tortellini to the boiling water and cook according to package directions.
  • Drain and rinse under cold water then add to a large bowl with the remaining ingredients.
  • Mix well and refrigerate until chilled. Serve cold.
    Tortellini Salad

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Serving: 1 cup, Calories: 192 kcal, Carbohydrates: 24 g, Protein: 6 g, Fat: 8 g, Saturated Fat: 2.5 g, Cholesterol: 19 mg, Sodium: 398 mg, Fiber: 2.5 g, Sugar: 2.5 g


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15 comments on “Tortellini Salad”

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    Stacey Wascom

    Very yummy! I used the blackened shrimp recipe from the Blackened Shrimp and Grits, so we could toss in some protein, but I did not get 14 cups.

  2. Delish, we loved it! Thinking of protein swaps for future and made a bottle of the dressing to use on salads.

  3. Our local stores don’t carry a lot of this brand so I had to order the pasta online. Of course, I ordered a bunch of other things too! Can’t wait to try this recipe this week,

  4. This was very tasty. Followed everything exact including chill time, but I did cut servings down quite a bit and served with warm ham steak. Fun and tasty way to incorporate tortellini into something not including red sauce. Yum 😋  

    1. Kroger got packages of Delallo three cheese tortellini in and I was excited to pick up a bag (or maybe four lol) I swear Kroger reads your blog! So good, I’m glad I was able to get them! Also excited to try this with blackened shrimp next time as someone above made. 

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    Richard Wertman

    confused? in the picture the dressing bring poured looks like more than oil and vinegar. there is a reference to ‘italian’  dressing? are there more ingredients than oil, vinegar , garlic, salt and pepper?

  6. This looks great and will give it a try. I am unable to get the Dellalo brand in my area. Is there something I should look for in another brand? You mentioned you didn’t like the fridge type?

    1. I LOVE Delallo but I also have the problem of not being able to find it anywhere near me the last few years. I used to order pasta from them online when they had the whole wheat acini Pepe but they stopped making them so I stopped ordering online from them. I am making Gina’s tortellini mushroom soup tonight with barilla tortellini as that is all I could find (dry) and I bought an xtra bag to make this meal (halved) on Thursday with some ham steak on the side. This recipe looks awesome so I honestly don’t think it matters what pasta brand you use, but I do hope Delallo shows up more in more areas in the future as it is great pasta.

  7. This looks so good! I have to say I usually don’t put much thought into using the specific brands suggested in recipes, except when it comes to your recipes. All the brands you partner with really do make a difference, I am a Delallo Fan now as well as the Tuttoroso tomatoes you suggest in other recipes. Can’t wait to try this recipe.

    1. I am only really brand loyal with particular things, like sauce and pasta which is why I dont have a lot of partnerships. So glad you like them both!