August 12, 2011

tortellini pasta salad

I think I've mentioned that my sister-in-law, Darin (who is practically perfect in every way), is a fantastic cook. I think all the women in my family cook well but Darin's recipes are always, always a hit. For example, once we tried Darin's Creamy Garlic Vinaigrette every Sunday dinner salad had this dressing on it.
David is an avid fan of pasta salad so for his birthday I made this along with grilled shrimp and steak with mushroom sauce. It was delicious!

1 large package of fresh cheese tortellini
1 head broccoli, cut into small pieces
2 cans of olives, sliced
1 red bell pepper, julienned
2 jars marinated artichoke hearts, diced
1 cup canola oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup sour cream
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
2 teaspoons dried parsley

Blend together (I use my Magic Bullet) until emulsified.


  1. Yummy! I'm going to have to make this! And I agree, Darin is a pretty awesome lady! ;) But so are you. ;)

  2. seriously though, darin really is ppiew. i love her! and i have a feeling i'm going to love this. must make.

  3. This looks great! I will be adding it to my food board on Pinterest!

  4. I'm wondering the same you cook the tortellini?

  5. Hey, found this recipe on pinterest, and just thought I would let you know I have already made this 4 or 5 times! Thanks for the recipe!

  6. I've made this salad three times now, and have whipped up the dressing on an additional three occasions. I simply love this recipe. Thank you for sharing.

  7. YUMMY! And thanks for sharing- I have some tortellini in my fridge that I was wondering what to do with! :0)

  8. Do u cook the tortellini? I can only buy frozen here!

  9. Fresh does not need to be cooked.'


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