Tortellini Pasta Salad: A Memorable Brown Bag Lunch

tortellini saladThis post is for anyone who brings a peanut butter and jelly sandwich to work every day and, therefore, can't get excited about lunch.

Tortellini pasta salad -- which is inspired by the classic Greek salad with black olives, green onions, and feta cheese -- is an easy way to break up the monotony and get a few veggies in there, too. You can throw it together on the weekend and eat it all week long.


Tortellini Pasta Salad

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup green onion, chopped
  • 3 small cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil, crumbled
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 2 (12-ounce) packages stuffed tortellini (cook in according to directions)
  • 1 can artichoke hearts drained and quartered
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup black olives

Whisk oil and vinegar in a small bowl. Add onions, garlic, basil, and dill and mix well. Combine remaining ingredients in large bowl. Pour dressing over and toss gently. Refrigerate 8-10 hours before serving.

What do you bring for lunch?


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