Homemade Tortellini Pasta Salad Recipe – It's a Lovely Life!

Homemade Tortellini Pasta Salad Recipe

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Tortellini Pasta Salad HeroThe sun is out and shining and it is Picnic Season! There is something just wonderful and refreshing about eating outside and enjoying the air and the sunshine. Whether you pack everything up and go to the beach or you just sit on the deck in the backyard, simple picnics can be highlights of the summer.

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Try this delicious and easy Tortellini Pasta Salad at your next picnic. This salad comes together quick and is perfect as a side for hamburgers on the grill, BBQ Chicken, or by itself! 

This salad has a few everyone's favorites… Olives, peppers, tomatoes, pasta, 2 different types of meat and a light, tasty dressing.

Tortellini Pasta Salad
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  1. 1 lb. Tortellini Pasta (cooked & drained)
  2. 1 16 oz. can Black Olives, slice olives in half
  3. 1 small Onion, finely sliced
  4. 1 cup of Cherry or Grape Tomatoes, sliced in half
  5. 1/4 cup diced Peperoncini or Yellow Peppers
  6. 1/3 cup diced Salami
  7. 1/4 cup diced Pepperoni
  1. 2 Tbsp. Sugar
  2. 1/4 tsp. Garlic Powder
  3. 1/2 tsp. Salt
  4. 1/4 tsp. Ground Black Pepper
  5. 1/4 tsp. Italian Seasoning
  6. 1 Tbsp. Balsamic Vinegar
  7. 1 Tbsp. Peperoncini juice, (liquid from the jar of yellow peppers)
  8. 1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  9. **Fresh Basil for garnish
  1. Toss ingredients for salad in large bowl. In a small mixing bowl whisk together sugar, garlic powder salt, pepper, italian seasoning, balsamic vinegar, & peperoncini juice. Slowly pour in olive oil whisking as you pour. When dressing is combined, pour over pasta salad and toss.
  2. Refrigerate and serve cold.
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  1. That would be a perfect side dish for me to bring along to all of our summer cookouts.

  2. that looks very delicious 😉 My husband will love this recipe. He loves anything that has salad 🙂

  3. I like this spin on the common pasta salad. I LOVE salami. I’m not sure how much my kids would eat it, but that would me more for me. =) It looks like a lovely recipe. I want to try it sometime. Blessings~

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  5. How many servings does this recipe make? I want to try this out at my son’s pot-luck event for soccer. It looks amazing!

  6. I tried this recipe and I LOVE it! I hope it is ok that I plan to link to it from my blog at Kitchola.com. I really love your blog and all the fun posts you have on here. At Kitchola we focus on family mealtime and ways to help make it happen in this busy world we live in. It’s really about carving out time to enjoy life and each other. You can see why I love your blog! I look forward to more from you!

  7. This pasta salad looks amazing and chock full of goodies too. I know something like this would be a total hit at our next summer cookout.

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