Greek Tortellini Pasta Salad

Greek Tortellini Pasta Salad

Simple food is best sometimes!  My 15 minute, 6 ingredient Greek Tortellini Pasta Salad is a long time family favorite.

Greek Tortellini Pasta Salad - 6 ingredients!

Hello! Hello!

Frozen tortellini to the rescue again, friends!  I love this simple, veggie packed Greek Tortellini Pasta Salad.

Don’t ya just want to get a big fork of it?

Greek Tortellini Pasta Salad - 6 ingredients!

My Greek Tortellini Pasta Salad works for all seasons, but it is even more ideal in summer when fresh tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers can be pulled from right out of your garden.  I grow all of those veggies right outside my back door.

That fresh parsley is mine too.  #winning

Greek Tortellini Pasta Salad - 6 ingredients!

This recipe can be made in less than 15 minutes right before dinner OR assembled ahead of time and chilled.  I like to make it in the morning if I know I’m not going to have time to cook later.

And yes, I know it’s pasta and cheese… but there is an equal amount of fresh nutrient packed veggies in this.

Greek Tortellini Pasta Salad - 6 ingredients!

Feel free to use your favorite packaged Greek Salad dressing OR follow my recipe from Tuesday for Homemade Healthy Greek Salad Dressing.  You can make a batch and eat it all week.  It is really VERY simple, only 7 pantry-friendly ingredients and worth the time.

Healthy Greek Salad Dressing / Running in a Skirt

Greek Tortellini Pasta Salad

This recipe was originally published in August of 2014.  I’ve updated the text and photos in July 2016.

Greek Tortellini Pasta Salad is another classic Running in a Skirt recipe that I’ve re-shot this summer.  If you’ve been around since the beginning, I hope you don’t mind seeing these again.  I felt like some of my favorite recipes deserved a bit of a makeover.

Just for fun this is what this post looked like the first time around.  I had my nice camera, but had never taken it out of manual mode, used a free online editor and didn’t have any of my cool props yet!  I did put some effort into styling with the herbs and peppers. 🙂  I remember actually being very proud of it at that time.

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It’s been a really inspiring process for me to grow and learn from my mistakes this way.  I’m fairly certain and hope I look back at these new photos one day and feel like they need a redo again.

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Greek Tortellini Pasta Salad - 6 ingredients!
Greek Tortellini Pasta Salad
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 
A 15 minute, 6 ingredient hearty vegetarian meal!
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Julie Wunder
Ingredients
  • 16 oz package frozen or fresh tortellini about 2 cups
  • 1 cup cucumber seeded and chopped
  • 1 cup bell pepper chopped (I used yellow)
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1/2 cup Healthy Greek Salad Dressing
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat crumbled feta cheese
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • optional garnish: fresh basil or parsley
Instructions
  1. Cook tortellini according to package instructions. Cook on the lower end of the cooking time so pasta is al dente (still has a bite and isn’t soggy.) Drain pasta and rinse with cool water. Allow to cool quicker in fridge or freezer, depending on how quickly you are trying to make this.
  2. Combine cooled pasta with chopped vegetables.
  3. Coat with dressing and feta.
  4. Garnish with fresh ground pepper and optional basil or parsley.
Recipe Notes

I don't like olives, but they would also taste great in this! Feel free to add them if you are a fan.

 

Like it? I’d love it if you could pin this to your favorite Pinterest board! Thank you so much for the support. 

Greek Tortellini Pasta Salad - 6 ingredients!

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Thanks for stopping by today! 

I’m linking up with: Thinking Out Loud ThursdayMeatless Monday with Sarah and Deborah, Meatless Monday with Annmarie and Rachel, Delicious Dish TuesdayWhat’s Cookin’ WednesdayFull Plate Thursday with Miz Helen, FoodFriDIY Foodie Friday, and the Weekend Potluck.  Thanks so much ladies for the link up parties!

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37 Comments

  1. ANGELA IZZO March 30, 2017 at 1:53 pm - Reply


    SOUNDS GREAT…DO YOU HAVE A GREEK RECIPE FOR SALAD DRESSING…

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  4. Alison's Allspice July 21, 2016 at 4:57 pm - Reply

    Simple salads like this are the BEST during summer! This looks so full of flavor, and easy to make. Visiting from What’s Cookin Wednesday!

    • JulieWunder July 23, 2016 at 12:39 pm - Reply

      Thanks Alison! I’m so glad you like the recipe. Thanks for hosting.

  5. Mary Ellen @ VNutrition July 17, 2016 at 12:49 pm - Reply

    This salad looks terrific! And your photos are amazing! I just started focusing on my photography this year so I hear you about the differences. I should redo some of my old photos too. I’m embarrassed about a lot of them (but your old ones aren’t even bad!).

    • JulieWunder July 23, 2016 at 11:47 am - Reply

      Ohhhhhh you should see some of my old, old ones… they are that bad! haha! I’ve been working through them!

  6. Debra @ Bowl Me Over July 17, 2016 at 12:55 am - Reply

    Salad looks fabulous and somebody needs to pass me a fork! :D. Stopping by from #FoodieFriDIY to thank you for linking up, do some sharing and wish you a GREAT weekend!

    • JulieWunder July 23, 2016 at 11:43 am - Reply

      Hi Debra! I’m so glad you liked it! Thanks for hosting!

  7. Farrah July 16, 2016 at 7:00 pm - Reply

    Ahh! I still have yet to try making a pasta salad–I love the colors in this! <3

  8. Miz Helen July 15, 2016 at 1:53 pm - Reply


    Your Greek Tortellini Pasta Salad looks fantastic and so fresh! I really appreciate you sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and hope you have a great weekend!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  9. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction July 15, 2016 at 11:59 am - Reply

    What a great way to use those summer veggies that are in abundance right now!

    • JulieWunder July 23, 2016 at 11:37 am - Reply

      It is! I’ve got all of this in my garden right now!

  10. [email protected] July 14, 2016 at 7:02 pm - Reply

    I enjoy pasta salads, especially in the summer and this one sounds delicious!

    • JulieWunder July 23, 2016 at 10:37 am - Reply

      Hi Debbie! I’m sure you will love this one! I hope you get a chance to try it.

  11. Dani @ Dani California Cooks July 14, 2016 at 5:02 pm - Reply

    This looks delicious. I love pasta salads! I also love looking back and seeing how much my photography has gotten better as well

    • JulieWunder July 23, 2016 at 10:27 am - Reply

      It’s so cool to have such proof that our hard work has worked!

  12. Blane Sherer July 14, 2016 at 4:39 pm - Reply

    Yep, grow and renew.
    Looks good !

  13. yum love a great cold pasta salad in the summer too! Fun to see how our food photos have improved over time 🙂

    • JulieWunder July 23, 2016 at 10:21 am - Reply

      Isn’t it fun to get better. I love blogging so much.

  14. Dan Steadman July 14, 2016 at 8:13 am - Reply

    love this, however since the tortellini has cheese, can’t fix it for the kids…poor Caleb

    • JulieWunder July 23, 2016 at 10:21 am - Reply

      Poor caleb!! You could do it with any type of pasta, including healthier protein pasta or meat tortellini!

  15. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy July 14, 2016 at 7:59 am - Reply


    Anything Greek, or anything with feta in it, makes me happy, so I am totally on board with this. I am loving all the colours – perfect for summer!

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  18. Claudia August 20, 2014 at 9:05 am - Reply

    Consequently delectable! That appears to be irresistible.

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  20. Jaime August 19, 2014 at 8:23 am - Reply

    I have a pasta salad that I like taking to parties/family gatherings. It’s something my kid will eat, but others will also enjoy. (I’m totally going to try this salad – hopefully this week. I have tons of tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers right now!)

  21. Dan Steadman August 19, 2014 at 8:09 am - Reply

    Hey we have those tortellini’s in the fridge…will try it this week

  22. Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie August 19, 2014 at 7:18 am - Reply

    I love tortellini (pasta stuffed with cheese is always a win)! I’ll have to try this.

    • JulieWunder August 19, 2014 at 9:21 am - Reply

      Yeah, you really can’t go wrong with cheese in my world either.

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