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A clear mixing bowl with gluten free tortellini pasta salad with two wooden salad tossers

Tortellini Pasta Salad

This Tortellini Pasta Salad is easy to make with cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, olives, vegan feta, radishes and red onions. It's perfect side for summer barbecues, potlucks and picnics. Gluten-free, dairy-free with grain-free paleo-friendly options. 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword BBQ side dish, easy pasta salad recipe, side dish for cookouts, tortellini pasta salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 359 kcal
Author Kelly

Ingredients

  • 1 9-ounce package fresh gluten-free tortellini , or you can use any gluten-free or grain free pasta brand you like. We love these grain-free Ravioli or Gnocchi from Cappello's. If you are looking for a chickpea or lentil based pasta, you can use Banza pasta shells that are made with chickpeas. For keto, there's Almond Love or any low carb pasta brand you like.
  • 1/3 cup chopped red onions
  • 1 cup chopped cucumber
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes , halved
  • 1/4 cup sliced radishes
  • 1/2 cup sliced black olives
  • 2/3 cup crumbled vegan feta , we like Violife Vegan Feta. Omit or use your favorite feta if preferred.
  • 1/4 cup chopped basil
  • 3/4 cup Primal Kitchen Greek Salad Dressing OR Homemade Dressing below

For the Homemade Dressing:

  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic grated
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup , or sub with any sticky liquid sweetener of choice. Lakanto Sugar-Free Maple syrup, coconut flower nectar syrup or date syrup or honey (if not vegan) will work.
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. For the homemade dressing: Combine all the ingredients together in a resealable jar. Shake well and set aside.
    Lemon mustard vinaigrette in a measuring cup
  2. For the salad:

    Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water. Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl.

    Greek Tortellini Pasta Salad - the perfect side dish to bring to summer potlucks, parties, Memorial Day / Fourth of July grillouts/barbecues. Best of all, it's so easy to make and easy to customize with your favorite toppings and homemade dressing. Perfect for Sunday meal prep and leftovers are delicious for school or work lunchboxes or lunchbowls.
  3. Pour dressing over and toss to evenly coat. Season as needed with salt and pepper to taste.

    Greek Tortellini Pasta Salad - the perfect Mediterranean inspired side dish to bring to summer potlucks, parties, Memorial Day / Fourth of July grillouts/barbecues. Best of all, it's so easy to make and easy to customize with your favorite toppings and homemade dressing. Perfect for Sunday meal prep and leftovers are delicious for school or work lunchboxes or lunchbowls.
  4. Chill in the fridge for at least an hour before serving.

    Greek Tortellini Pasta Salad - the perfect Mediterranean inspired side dish to bring to summer potlucks, parties, Memorial Day / Fourth of July grillouts/barbecues. Best of all, it's so easy to make and easy to customize with your favorite toppings and homemade dressing. Perfect for Sunday meal prep and leftovers are delicious for school or work lunchboxes or lunchbowls.

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Nutrition Facts
Tortellini Pasta Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 359 Calories from Fat 315
% Daily Value*
Fat 35g54%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 553mg23%
Potassium 178mg5%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 455IU9%
Vitamin C 12.4mg15%
Calcium 157mg16%
Iron 1mg6%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.