This tortellini pasta salad is loaded with flavor and hearty enough to make a meal in itself.
This is one of our favorite pasta salads. The trio of cheeses from the cheese-filled tortellini, feta, and parmesan lend a wonderful, rich flavor. The herb infused dressing is tangy and delicious and would taste great on myriad other versions of pasta salad. I can’t decide whether this salad is more Greek or more Italian. Either way, it is delicious!
The original recipe called for broccoli, but I substituted cauliflower (because I had it on hand). I wasn’t sure how cauliflower was going to blend with all the other ingredients, but it was fabulous! Whichever you use, don’t skip the blanching. Just boil several minutes until the veggies are fork tender. As with most pasta salads, you can substitute ingredients and make a version specifically geared to your family’s tastes. Experiment, and see what you come up with!
I hope you enjoy this! I’d love to hear from you if you have any favorite pasta salad recipes to share. As always, thanks so much for stopping by. Be blessed, and stay savvy!!!
Cook’s Note: Since two ingredients require boiling, you can save time by using the same water. I boiled the tortellini first, then the cauliflower. Huge time saver!
Adapted from It Doesn’t Fall Far From the Tree
Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 1709Total Fat 173gSaturated Fat 33gCholesterol 101mgSodium 3938mgCarbohydrates 18gSugar 6gProtein 24g