Cheese Tortellini Pasta Salad

Cheese tortellini pasta salad is an ideal make-ahead side dish for summer picnics.


Makes 4 to 6 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living


1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons chopped dried tomatoes
1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh or dried rosemary
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup olive oil
2 (9-ounce) packages refrigerated cheese-filled tortellini, cooked, rinsed, and drained
1 pint grape tomatoes, cut in half
3 tablespoons minced red onion


Process first 6 ingredients in a food processor; stop to scrape down sides. With processor running, pour oil in a slow, steady stream through food chute.

Toss together tortellini, tomato halves, onion, and dressing in a large bowl. Cover and chill 2 hours.