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Loved this simple make ahead dish. I didn’t care for it cold, it was better warmed up, but either way it works out while you have a houseful of people and no time to cook.

Mediterranean Tortellini Salad

(Adapted from Diethood)


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1 package (19 ounces) frozen four-cheese tortellini

1 cup roasted sweet red peppers, chopped

½ cup pitted green olives

2 teaspoons red pepper flakes, or to taste

salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste

1 cup spaghetti/tomato sauce

4 basil leaves, thinly sliced

1 cup crumbled feta cheese


Cook tortellini according to package directions.


Drain and rinse; let completely cool.


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In a serving bowl, combine cooked tortellini, chopped red peppers, green olives, red pepper flakes, salt, pepper, and tomato sauce; stir until thoroughly mixed.


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Add ribbons of basil leaves over salad. Sprinkle with feta cheese.

Serve cold.

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