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5 Minute Italian Salami Tortellini Salad

Summers are all about pasta salad recipes and this Italian Salami Tortellini Salad is fresh, flavorful, perfect for hot summer days and done in just 5 minutes!

We are planning to make smoked brisket next weekend and this salad is going to be the perfect side dish!

The truth is that I actually make this is as our main dish quite often during the summer. It’s so fast and fresh and doesn’t heat up the house. It is a winner! Plus, if you have a garden and can add garden tomatoes and basil, you’ll be loving life! Yum!

A blue edged serving dish of 5 minuted Italian salami tortellini salad. There are chunks of salami and slices of tomato in the tortellini. There are also mozzarella balls in the salad. A cutting board with grape tomatoes is in the background.

What Ingredients Do You Need for Tortellini Pasta Salad?

Are you ready for this? You need 5 minutes and just 6 ingredients to make this salad:

  • Tortellini
  • Mozzarella (marinated)
  • Salami
  • Grape Tomatoes
  • Basil (fresh)
  • Salt
 

How to Make Tortellini Pasta Salad

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  • Place tortellini in a pot of heavily salted water (and I mean heavily salted) and set to medium high heat.
  • When the tortellini floats to the top of the water, it is done. Strain it and place it in a bowl to cool.
  • Once it is cool, add all the other ingredients. Be sure to include the oil and herbs from the mozzarella. Toss and serve.

Doesn’t get any easier than that!

A blue edged serving dish of 5 minute salami tortellini salad. There are chunks of salami, sliced grape tomatoes, and mozzarella balls mixed in with the tortellini. A wooden cutting board with grape tomatoes is in the background.

What Can I Substitute for the Salami?

One of the things I love about pasta salads is that you can totally customize it to your liking. If you don’t like salami, try pepperoni or diced ham. You could even go meatless if you want.

The same can be said for any part of this salad. Try a different fresh herb or add more veggies. Make it how you like it! I wish everything in life could be so agreeable!

Can You Eat Cold Tortellini?

Tortellini can be eaten cold, hot, in a sauce, or plain. I like my tortellini any and all ways!

A serving dish of 5 minute Italian salami tortellini salad. There are chunks of salami, sliced tomatoes and mozzarella balls mixed in with the tortellini..

How Long Will Cooked Tortellini Keep?

Cooked Tortellini will keep for 4-5 days in the refrigerator.

Can You Freeze Tortellini?

Yes, tortellini can be frozen in an airtight container or in a freezer bag.

It will keep for 1-2 months.

A close up picture of a dish of 5 minute Italian salami tortellini salad. There are chunks of salami, slices of tomatoes, and mozzarella balls mixed in with the tortellini.

What to Eat with Tortellini Salad

Even though pasta salads can be made all year round, they are typically made during the summer as a side dish for all our BBQing, grilling and smoking! Here are a few of our favorite summer meals:

 

Pasta salad recipes all summer long! I love them as a side dish, a main dish, and especially for lunch the next day! And I don’t know about you, but anything with tortellini in it is always a two thumbs up from me! Make this 5 Minute Italian Salami Tortellini Salad!

More Pasta Salad Recipes to Make All Summer Long:

 

A close up picture of a dish of 5 minute Italian salami tortellini salad. There are chunks of salami, slices of tomatoes, and mozzarella balls mixed in with the tortellini.

5 Minute Italian Salami Tortellini Salad

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Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 9 oz Tortellini
  • 1 Package mozzarella  marinated
  • 1 Cup salami, Italian, chopped
  • 1 Cup grape tomatoes,  Halved
  • Basil Leaves to taste fresh
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  • Prepare the tortellini by heating a pot of water over medium high heat, salting the water until it tastes like salt water. 
  • Once the tortellini is soft and floats to the top of the water, strain and place in a bowl. 
  • Add all other ingredients including the oil with herbs from the cheese. Toss to coat and serve. 

Notes

Tortellini salad will keep in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
Nutrition Facts
5 Minute Italian Salami Tortellini Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 490 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 91mg30%
Sodium 1271mg55%
Potassium 238mg7%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 692IU14%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 383mg38%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

A blue edged serving dish of 5 minuted Italian salami tortellini salad. There are chunks of salami and slices of tomato in the tortellini. There are also mozzarella balls in the salad. A cutting board with grape tomatoes is in the background.

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