Artichoke and Tortellini Pasta Salad

Artichoke and Tortellini Pasta Salad Recipe. Photo © Flickr user VeryBadLady
Ratings
  • Total: 25 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: Serves 6 to 8
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
322 Calories
27g Fat
12g Carbs
11g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: Serves 6 to 8
Amount per serving
Calories 322
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27g 35%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 531mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Protein 11g
Calcium 358mg 28%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Tired of the same old pasta salad? Try this artichoke and tortellini version for a great change of pace.

 

Ingredients

  • 1 package/8 ounces cheese tortellini
  • 1 package/8 ounces spinach tortellini
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic (finely minced)
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt (kosher, or to taste)
  • Optional: 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 cans/20 ounces artichoke hearts (drained and quartered)
  • 1 medium red bell pepper ( cored and diced)
  • 1 bunch  basil (leaves chopped)

Steps to Make It

1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook the tortellini according to package directions. Drain, rinse under cold running water, and drain again.

2. In a large bowl, whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, garlic, salt, pepper and crushed pepper flakes. Add the tortellini to the  bowl along with the artichokes, bell pepper and basil and mix thoroughly.

3.  Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour before serving. To serve, toss the mixture and taste and adjust the seasoning.

 

Recipe Notes and Tips

• You can substitute 1 pound of any small frozen or fresh tortellini, but dry works best for this salad.

• The salad can be stored airtight in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.