Pizza Tortellini Salad
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Pizza Tortellini Salad

Pizza Tortellini Salad - this easy pasta salad recipe is full of pizza flavor with cheese tortellini, pepperoni, bell peppers, olives, tomatoes and a homemade balsamic dressing! It's perfect for a summer potluck!
Author Dorothy Kern

Ingredients

Salad:

  • 1 bag about 19 ounces Cheese Tortellini, cooked according to package directions
  • 1 green pepper diced
  • 1 cup halved grape tomatoes
  • 1 cup Pepperoni slices halved
  • 1 can 8 ounces sliced black olives, drained
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan
  • Balsamic Dressing recipe follows, or use your favorite brand

Dressing:

  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dijon or spicy brown mustard
  • 1 tablespoon diced shallot
  • 1 garlic clove crushed
  • 2/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper or to taste
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Instructions

  • Stir together cooked tortellini, pepper, tomatoes, pepperoni, olives, and shredded parmesan in a large serving bowl.
  • To make dressing: add all ingredients to a mason jar or dressing container. Seal and shake well to combine.
  • Dress the salad with desired amount of dressing. There will be dressing left over; store in refrigerator for up to 1 week.
  • Pasta salad is good prepared for up to 2 days; store tightly covered in refrigerator.