Rosemary Tortellini Pasta Salad

Total Time
2hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 2 hrs

Absolutely delicious! I often have requests from friends to make this pasta salad at cook outs, etc. This recipe is adapted from Southern Living.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 14 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons fresh rosemary leaves, chopped (I eyeball this and use 3 or 4 sprigs of Rosemary, you can also use dried Rosemary but it won't taste)
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 14 teaspoon pepper
  • 12 cup olive oil
  • 2 (9 ounce) packages frozen cheese tortellini (can sub with one 20 oz package refrigerated tortellini)
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, cut in half
  • 12 red onion, cut to 1/4-inch dice


  1. Cook tortellini according to package directions; rinse and drain.
  2. While tortellini cooks, cut tomatoes, rosemary, and onion; set aside.
  3. Combine balsamic vinegar, salt, sugar, pepper, and olive oil in small bowl; whisk to emulsify.
  4. Toss pasta, tomato/rosemary/onion, and vinegar mixture in large bowl.
  5. Cover and chill for at least two hours before serving.


Most Helpful

My Husband works for a food company and we can get products very cheaply sometimes through the company. I had a bunch of tortellini taking up room in my freezer so I thought I would try this to use it up. What a great recipe! I will have to get more tortelinni so I can make it again! LOL I didn't change a thing from the original recipe and it was great.

CQ Klem August 05, 2009

This makes a wonderful combination of flavors! I used a prosciutto and imported parmigiano/reggiano cheese combination ravioli for this simply because I did not have any tortellini on hand. While the ravioli is really too large for a "pasta salad", it did prove to me that this is an excellent recipe by taste and color! I used fresh rosemary from my herb garden which proved to be an excellent choice. Whenever I do have tortellini on hand again, I will definitely make this recipe again!! Thnaks for posting, larchie!

Bev September 21, 2006

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