Photo: Ralph Anderson; Styling: Rose Nguyen
Prep Time
10 Mins
Cook Time
10 Mins
Chill Time
25 Mins
Makes 4 servings

Toss pre-made tortellini with chicken and an array of herbs for a palate-pleasing summer salad. 

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook tortellini according to package directions; drain. Plunge into ice water to stop the cooking process; drain and place in large bowl. Stir in chicken and next 5 ingredients.

Step 2

Whisk together mayonnaise, red wine vinegar, and herbes de Provence. Add oil in a slow, steady stream, whisking constantly until smooth. Pour over tortellini mixture, tossing to coat. Stir in salt to taste. Cover and chill at least 25 minutes. Garnish, if desired.

Step 3

*1 tsp. dried Italian seasoning may be substituted.

Step 4

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Rosetto Cheese Tortellini.

Step 5

Tuna Tortellini Salad: Substitute 1 (12-oz.) can albacore tuna, rinsed and drained well, for chicken. Prepare recipe as directed.

Ratings & Reviews

Smwyzard's Review

August 20, 2014
Best Salad Ever!!! Second time I made it, I changed up some of the ingredients. Instead of frozen, I used refrigerated multi-color cheese tortellini. 4 green onions instead of sweet onions; 1T toasted pine nuts; sprinkled asiago cheese on each serving instead of parsley. This is now my all time favorite salad recipe.

BlueberryPie's Review

June 30, 2014
Really enjoyed this and also added cherry tomatoes and toasted walnuts. I doubled the dressing, although I didn't need all of it. Great for a summer meal.

LollyJean's Review

July 30, 2013
Absolutely delicious! Made as written, we all enjoyed this. I am making it again as it was so good. A keeper.

arizona62's Review

July 02, 2013
Used 2 cups of dried tortellini (not sure how that equates to 19 oz package), 1 1/2 c chicken and full recipe of all the other ingredients. Served as a main dish dinner salad for 2 on a hot summer day along with hot bread. Seemed a little light on the dressing. I added another recipe of dressing (non-fat mayo) minus the oil to keep calorie count down. I did use the Italian seasoning. We thought it was great!

MunchletteBelle's Review

June 12, 2013

EICrabb's Review

May 01, 2013
Very flavorful recipe! Didn't change a thing!

lwillner's Review

March 11, 2013

Adshehan's Review

August 11, 2012

jenhaynes21's Review

July 09, 2012

Gottovi's Review

August 28, 2011
Delicious recipe! Made a little more dressing and added snow peas, sliced carrots and cherry tomatoes.