Italian Tortellini Salad

Italian Tortellini Salad

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The BEST Italian dressing tossed with cheese tortellini, salami, fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, cucumber and pepperoncini.



Italian Dressing:

  • ¼ cup white and/or red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon coarse salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • ⅓ cup olive oil

Tortellini Salad:

  • 9-ounce package fresh cheese tortellini, cooked and cooled
  • 3-ounces natural salami, cubed
  • 2 cups cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • ½ medium English cucumber, diced
  • ½ cup fresh mini mozzarella balls
  • ½ cup fresh parsley leaves, chopped, divided
  • ½ cup pepperoncini, chopped (optional)


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the vinegar, Parmesan, garlic, sugar, Italian seasoning, salt, black pepper and crushed red pepper flakes. Slowly whisk in olive oil.
  2. Fold in the cooked tortellini, salami, tomatoes, cucumber, mozzarella and half of the parsley until combined. Top with the remaining parsley and pepperoncini (if using). Cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes.*


Cooking Tip: After refrigerating and right before serving, stir again to coat with dressing. Add a bit more olive oil if necessary.