Makes 4 to 6 servings

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

How to Make It

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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

Ratings & Reviews

KatherynK's Review

January 05, 2014
This is a delicious recipe! I've made it for several parties and potlucks. It's also a great make-ahead recipe!

tara31's Review

June 23, 2012
Excellent Mother's Day side dish!

beignetVA's Review

May 03, 2011
It was one of the best pasta salads I've ever had. The dressing makes the salad so tasty. I also added the crumbled center cut bacon and brought it to a potluck. Everyone was asking who made the bacon salad. I doubled the recipe and there was nothing left. It's a keeper. I'm going to try the dressing with other pastas and add chicken or shrimp and experiment.

MrsH0507's Review

September 12, 2010
I chose this for a picnic on a 90 degree day. I needed something that could sit out without me worrying about it. This was a HUGE hit! People loved it and I thought the flavors were delicious. You could add a little bacon and diced cheddar if you wanted to, but not necessary.

SallysDaughter's Review

August 29, 2010
This is a wonderful pasta salad, but I felt it was missing something. I add a package of Center Cut Bacon, fried and crumbled, to the salad, to give it a "BLT" taste. I have made it many times, and always get asked for the recipe.

VeeJane's Review

July 04, 2009
This is delicious! I made this for a 4th of July block party. I increased the minced red onion by one tablespoon, and added small shrimp and shredded carrots.