Herbed Tortellini Salad

Herbed Tortellini Salad is perfect hot or cold and ready in minutes.

As the weather gets warmer, things start changing a bit around here. I replace our comforting stews and hearty casseroles with lighter smoothies and salads, our outdoor grill becomes our summertime kitchen, and we stay outside as much as possible.

My family loves to eat our meals on our back porch on beautiful afternoons and many days, you can find Little Buddy and me enjoying our lunch on an old blanket out on the runway. He’s usually devouring a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, apples and grapes while I’m snacking on leftovers from whatever we had for dinner the night before. Regardless of what we’re eating though, it just seems to taste so much better outside. Our moods are lighter and more playful the longer we take to enjoy the nature around us.

Here’s how I make it.

Herbed Tortellini Salad

Herbed Tortellini Salad is perfect hot or cold and ready in minutes.
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 6
Author: Robyn Stone


  • 1 pound package three cheese tortellini pasta cooked according to package instructions
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons basil chopped
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes halved
  • 3 spring onions diced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Drain tortellini and pour into large bowl.
  • Whisk together olive oil and remaining ingredients and pour over tortellini.
  • Toss lightly to make sure all ingredients are well-incorporated.
  • Serve warm or cover and refrigerate and serve cold.



29 comments on “Herbed Tortellini Salad”

  1. This is one of my all time favorite summer dishes! Love it!! Wish we were sharing a bowl together today 🙂

  2. Robyn this looks perfect!! I love pasta salads.

  3. Love tortellini! Can’t wait to give this a try.

  4. Robyn, this looks simply delicious. I love a good pasta salad at a picnic!

  5. I love pasta salad as the weather warms up and spring arrives. This looks perfect!

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  7. This sounds perfect! So light and fresh. Yum.

  8. We love tortellini, especially with all those fresh ingredients!

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  10. Perfect for a picnic, indeed! Happy Earth Day 🙂

  11. I love pasta salads, they are great picnic fare. I wish I had a back porch to enjoy the beautiful spring and summer days on too!

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  13. Great salad! A perfect summer meal in itself. =)

    Happy Earth Day!

  14. Sounds delicious Robyn!! perfect for a picnic!

  15. I love pasta salad and I always forget about how great tortellini pasta is. This looks like picnic perfection.

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  17. My favorite part of the picnic 🙂 I feel like it’s spring, wish the weather thought so too!

  18. I love salads like this one… especially since they don’t have to be served warm. I can make a lunch out of something like this so easily!

  19. This sounds perfect for a picnic – or breakfast. Wish I had some now.

  20. Robyn,

    This looks scrumptious! I’ve got tiny green shoots of fresh basil popping up right now–can’t wait to add it to all my summer recipes!

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