Italian Tortellini Salad

Tortellini salad loaded with salami, capicola ham, pepperoni, fresh mozzarella cheese, homemade basic Italian dressing and much more. Perfect picnic salad.

Course pasta, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword pasta salad, tortellini, tortellini salad
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
Servings 6 (Makes about 9 cups)
Calories 839 kcal
Author Lyuba Brooke


Tortellini Salad:

  • 20 oz three cheese tortellini
  • 10 oz cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • 2/3 cup banana peppers chopped
  • 1/4 lb capicola ham chopped
  • 1/4 lb pepperoni chopped
  • 1/3 lb hard salami chipped
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella cheese chopped
  • 2 Tbsp minced Italian parsley
  • 6-8 basil leaves minced
  • Salt


  • 1/2 cup virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp white balsamic vinegar white wine vinegar can be substituted
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 3 garlic cloves pressed
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes Use more or less according to personal taste
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • Salt


  1. Cook tortellini according to the package, drain well and transfer into a large mixing bowl. Drizzle with a little bit of olive oil so it won't stick together and let it cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally.
  2. Chop meats, tomatoes, banana peppers and cheese. Add it to the cooled tortellini in the bowl.
  3. Mince herbs and add it to the mixing bowl as well. Add some salt and mix well.
  4. In a jar with a lid, combine ingredients for the dressing. Close the jar and shake well.
  5. Pour dressing into the bowl with tortellini mixture and mix until fully incorporated.
  6. Cover and refrigerate salad before serving.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Italian Tortellini Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 839 Calories from Fat 504
% Daily Value*
Fat 56g86%
Saturated Fat 18g113%
Cholesterol 122mg41%
Sodium 1959mg85%
Potassium 344mg10%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 38g76%
Vitamin A 700IU14%
Vitamin C 25.3mg31%
Calcium 357mg36%
Iron 4.3mg24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.