Tortellini Salad

Tortellini salad

A simple and quick salad with tortellini and spinach. Pasta salads are filling and there is a reason why they are very popular. Perfect for a light summer dinner, barbecue or party. They are perfect for New Year’s Eve or dinner with friends. Depending on the type of filling in tortellini, the dish can be vegetarian or meat. A very simple and original recipe that combines sweet, salty and sour flavors.

How you can modify the recipe:

  • Instead of balsamic vinegar, you can add lemon juice or wine vinegar to the vinaigrette.
  • You can add cheese to the salad, e.g. gorgonzola.
  • You can use various types of melon, e.g. cantaloupe, galia, matisse.
  • You can replace the melon with, for example, a pear.
  • You can use fresh or dried tortellini. Fresh tortellini takes about 1 minute to cook and dried ones about 14 minutes. Remember that dried tortellini increases in weight and volume as they are cooking, so when using dried tortellini I would use half as much as in the recipe (approx. 125 g).
  • You can use pasta with any filling, I used tortellini with prosciutto and cheese.

Can tortellini salad be made the day before?
It is best to make pasta salad immediately before serving. It is very quick to prepare, so it shouldn’t be a problem. When the salad sits for a long time, the spinach shrinks and becomes soggy, which makes the salad not look good on the table.

How to store tortellini salad?
Store the salad covered in the refrigerator. Eat it within max. 2 days. The salad tastes best fresh.

Depending on the filling, tortellini are perfect for people on a vegetarian, flexitarian and pescatarian diet. Tortellini salad contains gluten.
The proportions given below will make approximately 10 portions of salad with dried tomatoes.
Read the step-by-step recipe on how to prepare tortellini and spinach salad and watch the video below the recipe.
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Tortellini salad

Tortellini and Spinach Salad

Simple pasta salad with spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, melon and nuts. All this topped with a delicious vinaigrette sauce. Very delicious and filling, perfect for dinner or a party. It's ready in 10 minutes!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 11 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings 10 portions
Calories 267 kcal

Tortellini Salad Recipe

Ingredients
 
 

Salad

  • 250 g tortellini (fresh or 125 g dried)
  • 200 g spinach
  • 140 g sun-dried tomatoes
  • ½ melon
  • 100 g walnuts

Sauce

  • cup oil from tomato jar (or olive oil)
  • 1-2 tbsp whole grain mustard (with whole mustard seeds)
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp herbs de Provence
  • salt
  • pepper

Instructions
 

Salad

  • Boil the tortellini in salted water until al dente.
    250 g tortellini
  • While the pasta is cooking, prepare the rest of the salad. Put spinach leaves, chopped walnuts, dried tomatoes cut into strips or cubes and diced melon into a bowl you can also carve out small balls from the melon using a special spoon. Finally, add the cooked pasta, rinsed with cold water.
    200 g spinach, 140 g sun-dried tomatoes, ½ melon, 100 g walnuts

Sauce

  • Mix all ingredients thoroughly in a cup or a glass until combined. Pour the sauce over the pasta salad and mix thoroughly. Enjoy your meal!
    ⅓ cup oil from tomato jar, 1-2 tbsp whole grain mustard, 2 tbsp honey, 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar, 1 tsp herbs de Provence, salt, pepper

Video

Watch how to make tortellini with spinach salad for a party step by step video.
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Nutrition

Serving: 100gCalories: 205kcal (10%)Carbohydrates: 19g (6%)Protein: 6g (12%)Fat: 13g (20%)Saturated Fat: 2g (10%)Trans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 8mg (3%)Sodium: 124mg (5%)Potassium: 497mg (14%)Fiber: 3g (13%)Sugar: 8g (9%)Vitamin A: 1,542IU (31%)Vitamin C: 8mg (10%)Vitamin E: 2mg (10%)Vitamin K: 85µg (81%)Calcium: 65mg (6%)Iron: 2mg (13%)Manganese: 1mg (38%)Magnesium: 46mg (12%)Zinc: 1mg (5%)

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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