Creamy Tortellini Salad Recipe

Summer is here! (Well, unofficially but still…we’re having temperatures in the 90s here in Southwestern Ontario so I’m calling it summer).  Summertime means campfires, S’mores, BBQs, the beach, and my favourite part of all – more get-togethers with family! It just wouldn’t be a summertime family gathering without my niece’s Creamy Tortellini Salad recipe making an appearance. You won’t believe that something so quick and easy to make can be so incredibly delicious.

creamy tortellini salad from Gagen Girls

 

Creamy Tortellini Salad Recipe

Ingredients:

You can vary these according to any amount of salad you wish to make but I made a big batch using:

2 lbs. cheese tortellini

1/2 bottle Creamy Caesar dressing

An equal amount (to the Caesar dressing) of mayonnaise

A splash of Italian dressing

Any vegetables or seasonings you want to add – I added some cracked black pepper, grape tomatoes, and black olives. My niece usually adds cherry tomatoes and cucumber. It’s really good with bacon added and I love throwing some radishes in there too.

Instructions:

Cook tortellini according to package directions. Let cool. Here’s my little tip that I found SO helpful in mixing the salad up. Mix the dressings and mayonnaise together in the bottom of your salad bowl. Then add the tortellini to it. I find doing it that way ensures that it mixes quickly and the dressing coats the tortellini evenly.

That’s it! It’s perfect for family dinners, serving at summer BBQs and parties, and taking to potlucks.

Share one of your favourite family recipes for summer in the comments below.

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