Tortellini Olive Salad is loaded with cheese stuffed tortellini, inexperienced and black olives, salami, and marinated in a tacky Italian Dressing! It’s the fave summer time pasta salad at this Nest! It’s a style deal with for the senses!
When I was first married I liked the Pillsbury journal cookbooks on the verify out stand. This was lengthy earlier than the internet… and long, lengthy earlier than meals bloggers took over the international of cooking…ya know…back within the dinosaur period! lol
I love cookbooks stuffed with recipes from ladies who prepare dinner for his or her families. Great daily household foods! Those are the recipes that last. Seriously…think about it…biscuits. Chicken fried steaks. Fried Chicken. Stew. Apple Pie. Chicken and Dumplings. All huge recipes that have been round for ages simply due to the fact Grandma’s Granny made them in her kitchen. The Best!
When we bought our first home, we had a small “house-warming” party. I needed a fun new appetizer. In my latest Pillsbury cookbook was a recipe for Tortellini Kabobs. They have been AMAZING! That was over 25 years ago and they're nonetheless one in all probably one of the foremost asked dish at this Nest.
Well quickly ahead 25+ years. I decided final summer time it was time to “update” this recipe. Translation: I didn’t desire to sit and shove everything on bamboo skewers any extra that have been going within the trash! (Seriously friends…my birdies can PACK those infants down in no time flat! Great for a party! Family meal time…not so a lot so!)
Tortellini Olive Salad Play Video The household favourite got a make-over! All the similar foods minus the bamboo skewer. The salami is cut into smaller chew dimension items too. If it's possible…the newer model is liked even more!
This wonderful salad has simply FIVE ingredients, plus garnish, and it’s going to knock your socks off!
Precook your frozen tortellini per the package deal deal directions. Be certain NOT to over prepare dinner them. Follow the classes on the package deal deal and they’ll end up appropriate for this salad. You desire them al dente!
TIP: They are going to take in the dressing so that you actually do desire them al dente.
Drain the tortellini, after cooking, and equally varieties of olives. (I drain everything together. May as properly hold it simple.) We love delicious easy meals right the following at Norine’s Nest.
Place the tortellini and olives in a huge bowl. Add the diced salami and about 3/4 of the *Cheese Fantastico bottle of dressing. (Be certain to shake the dressing properly earlier than including it to the salad.)
TIP: Before you jump to panic simply due to the fact your shop doesn’t hold Bernstein’s Cheese Fantastico dressing…it’s OKAY! Just replace a actually nice Italian dressing and 1/4 a cup finely grated Parmesan Cheese. Voila! You are nice to go.
Let me pause, and let’s speak difficult salami for a second…
The unique recipe for the Kabobs known as for thinly sliced difficult salami, this was so that you might fold it in half after which right into a quarter, for the skewer.
In this new version…I cut the skinny salami into chew dimension items to make it's simpler to serve in “salad” form.
Stir everything collectively and refrigerate for 2-3 hours or overnight. (Shhhh don’t inform on me, but usually I upload marinated Artichoke hearts! SO GOOD!)
Stir back earlier than serving to combine in any salad dressing that would possibly have settled. If it's a bit dry, upload extra dressing in, and garnish with grated Parmesan and chopped parsley.
Ta-Da! There you've got it.
Simple right? It’s now not a salad that requires a ton of ingredients. It doesn’t need them. The mix of flavors from the olives and the dressing is natural perfection. Sometimes easy actually is better.
The appropriate forkful comprises a minimum of one olive, one tortellini, and a couple of slices of salami! (As you possibly can see I’ve finished substantial study on this topic!)
I have a confession. I am NOT a inexperienced olive fan. Not at all! BUT…I LOVE them on this salad! I love them so much… I search them out so that my fork has one in all them on there earlier than I take bite!
My point…if you’re now not a inexperienced olive lover…give it a danger earlier than you take place your nose. I suppose you’ll be pleasantly surprised.
WARNING: This salad is addictive!!! Isn’t it pretty. It attracts you into it tacky clutches and also you can’t permit go!
The basically method this salad made it on to this dish was simply due to the fact I needed to take pictures of it for this post. Other wise, Mars and I stand with forks in hand and “snitch” forkfuls whereas soaring over the bowl. (We are sad, pathetic human beings!) We heavily could, and have, made a meal out of this salad. It’s so YUMMY!
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YIELD: 8-10 SERVINGS Tortellini Olive Salad
Tortellini Olive Salad 4.5 Stars (10 Reviews) Print Cheese stuffed Tortellini are blended with inexperienced and black olives, difficult salami and Cheese Fantastico dressing for one scrumptious chilly pasta salad!
PREP TIME 10 minutes COOK TIME 20 minutes TOTAL TIME 30 minutes
Ingredients 1 19oz. package deal deal frozen cheese tortellini, cooked and drained 1 6oz. can of medium dimension black olives, drained 1 7oz jar of manzanilla, green, olives, drained 1 14oz. bottle of Bernsteins Cheese Fantastico dressing OR any actually nice Italian Dressing and 1/4 cup of finely grated Parmesan Cheese. Either will work. 1/2 pound difficult salami, thinly sliced and cut into chew dimension items OR about four slices cut into 1/4 inch thick slices and cubed. Chopped parsley and grated Parmesan for garnish
Instructions Follow directions on package deal deal of tortellini for cooking pasta al dente. Be certain NOT to over prepare dinner the pasta. Cook Pasta and drain. Drain equally varieties of olives. Place the tortellini and olives in a huge bowl. Add the diced difficult salami. Add 3/4 the bottle, of properly shaken, Cheese Fantastico dressing. Stir till all foods are properly combined. All to relax for 2-3 hours or overnight. Stir simply earlier than serving. If needed, upload extra dressing. Garnish with Parmesan Cheese and chopped Parsley. Serve. Will hold within the refrigerator for 3-4 days