This Tuna Tortellini Pasta Salad is a delicious change of pace from a standard tuna salad. Line your serving bowl with salad greens and garnish with Parmesan cheese curls made by 'peeling' a piece of Parmesan cheese with a vegetable peeler.
- 1 package (20 ounces) BUITONI Refrigerated Three Cheese Tortellini (20 oz.), cooked, rinsed and drained
- 1/2 pound green beans, cut into 1-inch pieces, cooked
- 2 cans (6 ounces each) solid white tuna packed in water, drained
- 1 large tomato, chopped
- 3/4 cup sliced ripe black olives
- 4 green onions, sliced
- 3/4 cup mayonnaise
- 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 3/4 teaspoon celery salt
COMBINE tortellini, green beans, tuna, tomato, olives and green onions in a large bowl. Combine mayonnaise, vinegar and celery salt in a small bowl. Stir mayonnaise mixture into pasta mixture. Season with salt and ground black pepper.
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More Than Just a Salad!
I have been making this recipe for a few years. Everyone loves it! Great meal w/garlic bread. Well worth the effort put in.
Tuna Tortellini Pasta Salad
I was looking for something didn't know what I wanted tell I sow this recipe I called my nighbour she is my friend too and we made it togther we had great time and it was very good lunch we really enjoyed it just what we needed, it is coold outside but sunny we added some green peas to it and we liked it too, thank you
I used cooked chicken instead of tuna. It was easy to cook, but kind of bland. I had to add more balsamic vinegar.
Great side for BBQ's
I make this in the summer time as a side for BBQ's. I either omit the tuna all together or use canned chicken. Do not overcook the tortellini and be sure to use plenty of salt in the water. Easy to make ahead, but do not put the dressing on until minutes before serving (it will be absorbed and make the salad dry). I have made this several times and many friends and family request that i bring to their cookouts!
This was a really good dish, but was lacking flavor. I even added lots of cracked pepper and salt but was still missing something, not sure! Will make again though
It was great for something quick to put together. It is filling, however my 7 year old son (who will eat about anything) said it was okay. I think with some modification in using less olives and less balsalmic vinegar it would be a lot better. I would also serve it chilled after the flavors have had time to blend together.
Great crowd pleaser
This is a great recipe. Try substituting the tuna with shrimp and it is fantastic.
This was a great meal I made it for my wife and she loved it. It was tunarific! I will make it again.
Perfect Pasta Salad
If you are a fan of pasta salads of any sort, you will LOVE this recipe. This recipe ends up with a huge amount of servings, and is perfect for a family. I am single, so I had this for 4 days straight! I like it chilled rather than right after it was made. I love it! It is perfect for my holiday get togethers!
I served this at a bridge luncheon and lt was a big hit. I was asked for the recipe by three players.
very good & easy to make
This is a great summer brunch, lunch, or dinner main dish! I added a small can of corn (drained) to the recipe, & I think it added to the look & taste of it.
Recipe For Someone Who Does Not Like Tuna!
I do not care much for tuna, but I know it is good for me, so I am trying to incorporate it into my diet. This salad is great because the tuna does not dominate. This is a keeper.
Looks Good! Taste Good!
I was suprised my kids loved it, my husband too. Good summer lunch, a change from the norm tuna.
HMM, HMM, GOOD
This was great I used Giants brand of Tortellini and it still came out great. A lot of my customers loved it. I'm in the wrong business should have my own little sandwich shop. Thanks for the easy salad.
Easy salad. Perfect for those too hot to cook summer nights. Good even with out the olives.
The Best Pasta Salad
Susan at work brought this recipe to a potluck. We LOVED it! She gave us this website when we asked for the recipe.
tuna tortellini pasta salad
MY husband liked it very much and believes that substituting lobster for tuna would also taste real good.
My good Lord people can cook.Thank you for the nice Salad.Your ingredients are so simple and I never thought I would prepare the salad exaclty like you did. I printed the picture to decorate exactly like you. My boyfriend enjoyed the meal and he said I'm the best cook.
Try it out. It's good.
This was simple to make for a lunch with my mom, and it was the first time she asked me for a recipe instead of the other way around! The best pasta salad I've had in quite a while.
A life saver
I had to take a pasta salad to a picnic and had never made one. I tried this recipe and it was delicious! I made it the night before, and couldn't get my husband to quit eating it. I couldn't find celery salt, so I used celery flakes. I also don't like olives, so I left them out. You really should try this recipe.