Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 5 mins

This salad has a great combination of tortellini, tomatoes, onions, olives and cucumber with a tangy caesar dressing. We sometimes eat is as a main dish too.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook tortellini according to package directions; drain.
  2. Rinse with cold water; drain again.
  3. Combine pasta, tomato halves and next 6 ingredients; toss well.
  4. Cover and chill thoroughly.
  5. Serve over shredded lettuce.


Most Helpful

I made this for a 4th of July family gathering. It looked beautiful served in a wide, shallow pasta bowl over a bed of romaine hearts. I added freshly ground black pepper and parsley, basil, and chives from the garden. I added tomatoes, cucumber, artichoke hearts, and diced mozzarella to the tortellini as the store was out of red onion and I'm not an olive fan. Newman's Own Caesar dressing went perfectly with some parmesan sprinkled on top. Everyone loved it and commented on how pretty it looked! A delicious, crowd-pleasing, versatile recipe!

spaghetti_soprano July 05, 2008

The first time I made this, I used a cheap ceesar dressing. It was not good. I made this for a side at a party and used a really high quality dressing (at least it came in a fancier bottle).and everyone loved it. Sometime you really do get quality when you pay that extra bit. Also added some canned artchokes and a little roasted red pepper. Keeper!

luvaim April 07, 2008

This recipe is a good basic recipe, but I did make some changes to it. I added 1 chopped yellow bell pepper and 1 green, some diced mozzarella cheese, chopped parsley and basil. I made up my own caesar dressing and used approx. 1/3 cup dressing. It was a snap to put together! A keeper for hot summer days!

Abby Girl July 20, 2006

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