The best ever easy tortellini pasta salad! The perfect Summer side dish for all your hosting, picnics, family parties, and backyard BBQ’s. This recipe is a crowd please and super easy top whip up.

This recipe went viral on Instagram, so I knew I had to bring it to the blog for good!

This tortellini pasta salad is packed with tons of veggies like peppers, cucumber, and tomatoes. It’s taken to the next level with salami and mini mozzarella pearls, and the best easy homemade vinaigrette. If you know me you know I hate mayonnaise, so you better believe this pasta salad is mayo-free! I kept this one super light and fresh.

I made this recipe for a family dinner at my house, and everyone was obsessed with it! It even made the perfect little meal for the little ones! 🙂 I am so happy with how this pasta salad turned out!

Be sure to use a fresh tortellini for this dish (from the refrigerated section) for the best results. Once the pasta is cooked, the rest just needs to be chopped up and tossed together! Easy, delicious, and perfect for a healthy Summer side dish.

I am so excited to hear what you think of this tortellini pasta salad! Enjoy! xo

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Easy Tortellini Pasta Salad

  • Author: Mia Swinehart
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 810 servings 1x
  • Category: Sides


Fresh and simple tortellini pasta salad! No mayo!



For the dressing

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp italian seasonings
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes

For the pasta salad

  • 20 oz tortellini (fresh from the refrigerated section)
  • 67 oz salami, diced
  • 2 cups diced cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup diced bell pepper
  • 1 cup diced cucumber
  • 1/3 cup roughly chopped fresh basil
  • 8 oz mozzarella pearls
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion or shallot


  1. Whisk dressing ingredients together first then set aside.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain well and allow to completely cool.
  3. Mix everything together in a large bowl. Chill until ready to serve.

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Jul 11, 2023

Easy Tortellini Pasta Salad (no mayo!)

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