Chopped Italian Salad

by Tikofoods
4 Servings
20 min

Cheese tortellini makes everything better, am I right?! Easy chopped pasta salad using simple clean ingredients. This was a summer favorite and the last summery recipe I will post. Bring on the roasted root veggies and cozy comfort food!

This pasta salad is so quick and easy to put together is the perfect colorful side dish to accompany a meal! You can substitute any pasta but I just love tortellini so much! The viniagrette used is my easy go to Italian style dressing. It goes just as good on regular salads and even on chicken.

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Recipe details
  • 4  Servings
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 10 Minutes Total time: 20 min
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  • 2 cups cooked cheese tortellini
  • 1 cup halved bocconcini or mozzarella pearls
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1-2 cups sliced salami or proschiutto
  • 1/2 cup sliced shallots
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • balsamic glaze to top (optional)

Mix all ingredients together and enjoy!
  • Add hot peppers to give it an extra kick!
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  • How did you know? I am on a salami and grape kick at the moment. This looks fabulous and only thing I don't have in house is the tortellini. And there is a great Italian grocery / deli on my way home from work. Bingo, dinner tomorrow evening. Like the use of shallots, an under appreciated member of the onion family. Thanks for sharing!