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Summer tortellini salad in a large bowl, shredded parmesan cheese is sprinkled around the bowl. Extra ingredients are in the top left corner.

Summer Tortellini Salad with Arugula

Summer Tortellini Salad is a quick and easy pasta salad side dish for your next gathering! This delicious tortellini pasta salad is packed with chopped cherry tomatoes, fresh arugula, parmesan cheese and is tossed with a light vinaigrette. 

  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x




  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder

Remaining Salad Ingredients

  • 20 ounces cheese tortellini (family sized package)
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes - halved
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion 
  • 1/4 cup diced fresh parsley 
  • 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese 
  • Fresh arugula - 1 large handful


  1. Cook the tortellini according to package instructions. Drain the cooked tortellini, rinse with cold water and set aside.
  2. While the tortellini is cooking, make the vinaigrette. Add all of the vinaigrette ingredients (olive oil, rice vinegar, lemon juice, salt, pepper, oregano & garlic powder) to a small mixing bowl and whisk to combine.
  3. Add the remaining salad ingredients to a large mixing bowl (cooked tortellini, cherry tomatoes, red onion, fresh parsley, parmesan cheese & arugula) and toss to combine.
  4. Pour the vinaigrette over the tortellini, parmesan cheese and veggies and stir all ingredients together.
  5. Serve and enjoy!


  • You can store this salad in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • Author: Katie
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: side dish, lunch
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Keywords: summer tortellini salad, tortellini salad