This Mediterranean Tortellini Salad is a simple, fresh recipe combining cheese tortellini with tomatoes, artichokes, kalamata olives and a red-wine vinaigrette. A yummy weeknight dinner idea!



  • 1 lbs. frozen or fresh cheese tortellini pasta
  • 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 4-5 marinated artichoke hearts
  • 1/3 cup kalamata olives
  • 1/3 cup feta cheese
  • Fresh basil for topping

Red Wine Vinaigrette

  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • Zest from one lemon
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Pinch of sugar
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  1.  Cook the tortellini according to package. Drain pasta water and set aside.
  2. Make the vinaigrette by adding red-wine vinegar, lemon, garlic and sugar to a food processor or blender. Blend until mixed.
  3. Slowly drizzle the olive oil into the dressing, allowing it to emulsify. Season with salt and pepper to taste and set aside.
  4. Chop the cherry tomatoes, artichoke hearts and olives into bite-size pieces.
  5. Combine pasta, sun-dried and cherry tomatoes, artichoke hearts and olives in a large bowl. Toss with desired amount of dressing and top with fresh basil and feta cheese.

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