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Italian Tortellini Pasta Salad

  • Author: Sweetpea
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: pasta salad
  • Cuisine: italian


Italian Tortellini Pasta Salad is a simple pasta salad with elevated ingredients to create a delicious pasta salad recipe!


  • 20 ounces of cheese tortellini
  • 8 ounces of ribbed elbow macaroni (or any pasta you have on hand!)
  • 1/2 cup roasted red peppers
  • 1/2 cup drained oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons drained brine-packed capers
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onions
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup good olive oil


  1. Cook pasta according to packages
  2. In a large bowl add peppers, tomatoes, capers, green onions, salt, pepper, vinegar, and oil.
  3. Stir to combine.
  4. Once pasta is cooked, drain and immediately toss into the bowl with vinaigrette.
  5. Gently toss to coat each noodle.
  6. Allow cooling in the bowl, letting the noodles absorb all the vinaigrette.
  7. Serve warm or cold.

Keywords: italian pasta salad, pasta salad