• 1 pkg tortellini - 8 oz
  • 1 tomato - peeled
  • 3-4 slices hard salami
  • 3-4 fresh mushrooms
  • 4-5 black Greek olives, pitted
  • 1 slice of mild cheddar cheese--1/2" thick
  • 1 slice of mozzarelli--1/2" thick
  • 1 slice of provolone cheese--1/2" thick
  • use any small pieces of veggies that you would like.
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small clove garlic, finely minced
  • 1/4 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/8 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 2-3 tbsp cider vinegar
  • * 1 tsp hot red pepper flakes - (optional)


Peel and chop the tomato. Julienne the hard salami. Chop the olives. Cube the cheese into 1/2" cubes. Clean and slice the mushrooms. Cook the tortellini according to package directions. Drain and rinse in cool water. Add the salad ingredients. In a small deep bowl add the oil, garlic, garlic salt, black pepper, vinegar and hot red pepper. Whisk until thoroughly mixed. Pour over the salad and mix well. Refrigerate for a few hours to blend flavors. Mix well again before serving. Garnish with fresh tomato wedges or orange slices and parsley.

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Submitted 6/13/05.
Source: Unknown
Submitted By: Teresa Johnson
Cold Summer Tortellini Salad