Summer Tortellini Salad Recipe

Utah’s weather can be a little crazy…one day it’s 45 degrees, while the next it’s 80. However, you will find that once we’ve had one warm day here, we all pretend that it’s summer. 

Though it was a colder day outside, we’re dining like it’s in the 90’s.

Summer Tortellini Salad

Summer Tortellini Salad Recipe

Salad Tortellini Salad LeftIngredients
Cheese tortellini
Grape tomatoes
Summer sausage (you could use something stronger, I am just not a spice girl)
Parmesan cheese
Italian dressing

Cook and drain cheese tortellini. (I like to add just a touch of EVOO to the water to ensure that the tortellini noodles don’t stick.)

Chop peppers.

Italian Tortellini Salad PeppersTomatoes.

Italian Tortellini Salad TomatoesSummer sausage.

Italian Tortellini Salad Summer SausageMix tortellini, peppers, tomatoes and summer sausage with Italian dressing to taste.

Add a little chopped basil and some grated parmesan cheese.
Summer Tortellini SaladI love this summer tortellini salad because it takes minutes to make and it’s so delicious!

What’s your favorite summer salad?

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    • Emily, after I made the salad I thought that it might add some pretty to add yellow, orange or green peppers. Of course, I hate peppers and won’t try it, but if you do let me know 🙂

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    • Jillian, My whole family loves this one (though secretly Derek wishes I would kick it up a notch with a more spicy sausage 🙂 Hope you like it! xoxo Tauni

    • Angie, I buy my tortellini fresh from a local Italian importer, but I wouldn’t hesitate to use frozen from the grocery store in a pinch…I haven’t ever tried dried. Hope that helps. xoxo, Tauni

    • I have used dried and fresh, both are perfect. (I add mozzarella cut into cubes, black and green olives) Always get raving compliments when I bring.

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  5. Made this last week and it was a hit! My husband requested to make more and double the recipe so we have plenty of leftovers. Making it again tonight with orange and yellow peppers this time. Thank you for the recipe.

    • Tara, I am so glad you liked the salad. Would you believe I made this one day using items on hand…I am so glad I did. It’s definitely in our regular rotation now 🙂 xoxo Tauni

  6. YUM I just made this… Made a small one as I was not sure how this salad was going to taste! I was totally surprised how amazingly. Good it was.. Will make again and again

  7. just made this – so yummy! I used chicken sausage because I already had it and skipped the peppers – would make this every week!

  8. I’m making this salad for a gathering. How much tortellini, tomatoes and parmesan do I use for 16-20 servings?

    • Hi Gwen, just seeing your note now. The salad I made served 12. I think you’d want to double it for a group that large? Depends on how much each person will be eating. Hope you had a great holiday weekend. xo Tauni