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Summer Tortellini Salad #SundaySupper

Easy pasta Salad made with tortellini is a summertime potluck favorite!
Summer Tortellini Salad

Summer Tortellini Salad

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

I always love the “unofficial” start to summer with Memorial Day weekend. Besides honoring our fallen veterans, it is a great time for loved ones to get together for barbecues, picnics, and potlucks. Almost everyone likes to contribute, so even if it is a bbq or a picnic, having someone bring a covered dish is always a great idea to share food and keep the burden of food prep off one person.

Pasta salads have long been a favorite of mine and make a great item to bring to a community dinner. Using a couple packages of refrigerated tortellini makes short work of it, since these cook up in just a few short minutes. Combined with a few other tasty ingredients it is quick to get into the fridge to chill down. So when the Sunday Supper theme of the week was potluck, I knew that this would be popular, since not only does it make a great potluck item for work or family, it goes very well at backyard barbecues, and makes a good item to keep in the cooler for a picnic.

I hope you all enjoy this one and also have a safe and happy Memorial Day with your family, whether you spend it remembering our military or just getting a head start on summer fun- or both! Don’t forget to scroll down to see the round up of other recipes the SSM bloggers have gather together for you for any last minute holiday needs. Until next time-

Summer Tortellini Salad for #SundaySupper

Summer Tortellini Salad

  • Servings: 8-10
  • Time: 2hr 25mins
  • Difficulty: easy
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Summer Tortellini SaladPrep: 25 mins.

Chill:  2 hours


  • 18 ounces fresh tortellini  (mixed colors)
  • 1/4 cup sliced green olives
  • 1/4 cup sliced kalamata olives
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/3 cup mild banana pepper rings, chopped
  • 1/3 cup chopped roasted red bell peppers
  • 3 ounces chopped Sopressata salami
  • 4 ounces chopped low-moisture part skim mozzarella cheese


  • 1/2 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning


  1. Cook tortellini according to package directions and drain.
  2. Whisk together the vinaigrette and combine with all salad ingredients.
  3. Refrigerate a couple hours before serving.

From the kitchen of

Summer’s Best Potluck Dishes

Hosted by T.R. Crumbley of Gluten Free Crumbley


  • Calamari salad with fennel and avocado by Caroline’s Cooking
  • Coronation Chicken Deviled Eggs by Food Lust People Love
  • Creamy Ranch Tortilla Pinwheels with Roasted Red Peppers by Dizzy Busy and Hungry
  • Roasted Corn Salsa by Casa de Crews
  • Walnut Grapes by Eat, Drink and be Tracy
  • Watermelon Salad with Feta Cheese Recipe by April Golightly

Sides and Salads

  • Amish Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad by My World Simplified
  • Antipasto Pasta Salad by A Mind “Full” Mom
  • Arugula Pesto Pasta Salad with Grilled Chicken by Hardly A Goddess
  • Cheddar Bacon Ranch Potato Salad by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
  • Chopped Caprese Salad by Angels Home Sweet Homestead
  • Crunchy Coleslaw by A Day in the Life on the Farm
  • Cumin Scented Quinoa with Black Bean and Corn Salsa by The Hungry Goddess
  • Easy Summer Chickpea Salad by She Loves Biscotti
  • Elotes by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
  • Frog Eye Salad by Turnips 2 Tangerines
  • Gluten Free Grilled Corn Salad by Gluten Free Crumbley
  • Layered Salad with Green Goddess Dressing by Delaware Girl Eats
  • No Mayo Potato Salad by Simple and Savory
  • Roasted Vegetable Couscous Salad by My Life Cookbook
  • Spaghetti Salad with Italian Dressing by Kitchen Gidget
  • Summer Grain Salad by Pook’s Pantry
  • Summer Tortellini Salad by Palatable Pastime
  • Tarragon Marinated Veggies by Beauty and the Beets

The Main

  • Steve’s Fried Chicken by Monica’s Table


  • Blueberry Ginger Parfaits by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
  • Blueberry Slab Pie by The Chef Next Door
  • Caramel Icebox Cake by Cookin’ Mimi
  • Caramel Syrup “Doughnut” Cake by What Smells So Good?
  • Cherry Crumb Bars by The Redhead Baker
  • Chocolate Eclair Cake by Tramplingrose
  • Coconut Lime Ice Cream by Cosmopolitan Cornbread
  • Cookie Butter Caramel Swirl Brownies by Grumpy’s Honeybunch
  • Double Chocolate Blondies by Family Around The Table
  • Frozen Champagne Salad by Moore or Less Cooking
  • How to make a Pineapple Summer Cake by Asian In America
  • Lemon Icebox Bars by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
  • Mini Strawberry-Rhubarb Crisps with Coconut by The Wimpy Vegetarian
  • No-Bake Summer Berry Cream Cheese Tarts by Magnolia Days
  • Peach Dumplings by Fantastical Sharing of Recipes
  • Peanut Butter Bars by Confessions of a Cooking Diva
  • S’mores Blondies by Alida’s Kitchen
  • Strawberry Pretzel Pie by My Imperfect Kitchen
  • Summertime S’Mores by The Freshman Cook
  • Triple Peanut Butter Cookies by Cooking With Carlee
  • White Sheet Cake by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
  • Whole Wheat Blueberry Galette by The Bitter Side of Sweet

Plus Lemon Yogurt Pound Cake and Best Potluck Dishes from Sunday Supper Movement

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