7.16.2013

Recipe: Easy Greek Tortellini Salad



Just popping in to share an easy weeknight dinner (or perfect side dish for a party) recipe that I made last week!

This is 110% husband approved. I need to put that out there first. Normally, you won't find me eating pasta, just because I'm not that big of a fan (please don't kill me), but that also means you won't find me cooking it in our house. Insert husband tears. I told Billy when I got back from Texas that I would eat pasta on a weeknight, so here I am, living up to my pasta promise. Men are so funny with food, aren't they? Don't even get me started on the fact that he went to our local bulk grocery store last week (sans list from myself) and bought HALF of the store. And I bet you can take a pretty good guess at where half the items came from...I can tell you right now it was NOT the produce section.

Moving on, we both really liked this dish. I like that it's different by using cheese tortellini...who hates cheese tortellini these days? Serve it up with your two favorite sides to make it a meal (we had watermelon and my favorite-corn on the cob) 

It's filling, easy to throw together, and light/refreshing for summertime!



Easy Greek Tortellini Salad
-recipe adapted from two peas and their pod: I left out the olives and also added a little bit of light italian dressing.

Ingredients:

+1 20 ounce package refrigerated cheese tortellini (use whole wheat if you want!)
+1 1/2 cups grape tomatoes, cut in half
+1 large cucumber, chopped
+1 cup kalamata olives, pit removed and chopped
+1/2 red onion, chopped (only had white so I just used that and it was fine)
+3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

For the Dressing:
+1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
+3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
+1 clove garlic, minced
+1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
+Salt and pepper, to taste
+2 tablespoons light Italian dressing (optional)

Directions:

1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the tortellini according to the package directions. Drain the tortellini and rinse with cold water.
2. Place the tortellini in a large bowl. Add the tomatoes, cucumber, olives, red onion, and feta cheese.
3. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper. Pour the dressing over the salad and stir until salad is well coated. Serve immediately or place in the refrigerator.


Once you're finished devouring, you can store this salad in the fridge for up to 3 days. Cheers to that...

Hello leftovers! Hello lunch the next day! So many options here.

Are you a fan of Greek Salads?

ENJOY!
(that is if you try it-which I definitely think you should...)

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37 comments

  1. Pinned :-)
    My daughter is moving into a house at MSU for her first time living out of the dorm and this would be great for her to make and keep in the fridge. She loves feta!

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  2. Looks amazing... putting this on next weeks meal plan :)

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  3. Yum! I'm totally going to try this! It looks so good!

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  4. ok I am picturing billy running and skipping down the aisles

    "I'll get this!! OOHHH and this and omg these CHIPS!! Eff apples Eff lettuce " and then he does a happy little backflip of excitement hahahahha

    this salad looks SO GOOD! Actually my lunch today has feta cheese and im SO EXCITED to eat it. I need to make this

    xoxox

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  5. backflips throught the produce and took a break in the snacks aisle. lol

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  6. I will definitely be trying this next week! My husband and 10 month old are going to love it!

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  7. I LOVE tortellini! It's usually my go-to pasta dish at any restaurant. Have you ever found whole wheat or whole grain tortellini? I would feel less guilty eating it that way!

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    1. yes! such a good idea. I didn't use it this time, but definitely would next time. :)

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  8. Normally I don't like pasta salad (don't shoot me!) but I always make an exception for anything with cucumbers and feta. I'm going to have to make this ASAP!

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  9. oooo totally making this soon!! looks absolutely delicious! :) :)

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  10. This looks SO good! I love anything with feta in it. :) I pinned it so I'd know where to go to find it. ;) Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Looks sooo good! Pinned so I can make it this summer :) Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Hmm im not a huge feta lover but this does look good. maybe I should be daring and try it or be safe and use mozzarella instead?xx

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  13. I love greek flavors and I LOVE feta! I will definitely have to put this on the "to try" list!

    keepitsimplesha.blogspot.com

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  14. i'm going to have to try this! looks so good.

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  15. Ooh this looks yummy. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. YUM! This looks delicious...my mother in law makes a salad with baby tomatoes, cucumbers, feta, and balsamic but I need to try this variation with the tortellini!

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  17. I seriously think I pin every recipe you post! This sounds great!

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    1. well doesn't that make my day?! thank you so much! so nice to hear.

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  18. Uhhhh yum! Totally trying this! Pinnnnned it:)

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  19. YUM! This is being made asap! I love greek salad but I've never thought to use the tortellini! Yum :)

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  20. omg!! definitely making this tonight girl - looks so good! happy tuesday! xo

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  21. I love Greek and tortellini. This looks tasty. As an aside, I looked quickly and thought you write "My 110% husband approved". And I started wondering what a 110% husband was. Haha.

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  22. Oh this looks really good, I love tortellini. I wonder what I could use in place of feta.. not a huge fan of that.

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    1. Try some fresh mozzerella cheese cut into cubes instead of feta. : )

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  23. Looks SO good- going to make this as a side dish for dinner tonight & see if it is boyfriend approved, too! ha

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  24. Pinning this like right now! You always have the best recipes. My husband thanks you ;-)

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  25. Looks good and it's so easy to make! WIll definitely be trying this

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  26. we're basically twins. I made this exact thing earlier in the week but with farfalle instead of tortellini! I wish I had left out the olives because bleeeeegh, gross.

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  27. OMG now im starving and this looks amaze balls!

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  28. Totally making this this weekend! It would be a perfect addition to grilled chicken and burgers! Thanks! xoxo, Lindsay

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  29. You know what's funny, my boyfriend and I are the exact opposite. He keeps me from eating all the pasta and bread.

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